The White House did not ask defense officials to help come up with ideas to brand the Trump administration’s anti-ISIS efforts differently from the Obama administration, Senior Pentagon and White House officials told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“The White House has asked defense officials to come up with new ideas to help brand the Trump campaign as different from its predecessor,” The Daily Beast reported Wednesday, citing two defense officials and a senior administration official.
“None of this happened,” a senior White House official told TheDCNF, vehemently denying the report.
“I’m not familiar with any such effort,” Pentagon Spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis similarly told TheDCNF. The senior White House official further corroborated Davis’ denial, referencing discussions with National Security Council officials. (Read more from “‘None of This Happened’: White House, Pentagon Call Trump ISIS Story Into Question” HERE)