President Trump on potential replacement following termination of FBI Director James Comey

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President Donald Trump, right, walks over to greet a choir during commencement ceremonies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

President Trump spoke to reporters prior to taking off from Joint Base Andrews this morning on Air Force One.

“We can make a fast decision,” President Trump mentioned in regards to the FBI selection process following his termination of FBI Director James Comey.

The President stated there’s a possibility a candidate may be announced prior to his trip to Saudi Arabia on Friday.

He described the potential candidates as “Very well known, outstanding people” at the “highest level.”

“Even that is possible. I think the process is going to go quickly. Almost all of them are very well known. They’ve been vetted over their lifetime, essentially,” President Trump mentioned in regards to announcing the potential candidate. “But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. And that’s what we want for the FBI.”

President Trump is traveling to Liberty University to deliver a commencement speech for graduates. Jerry L. Falwell, Jr., president of Liberty University, greeted him on the tarmac and joined him in the motorcade.

Students among others were seen snapping photos of President Trump’s motorcade arriving to Lincoln University. The motorcade route didn’t show any signs of protests.