President-Elect Trump is wasting no time in making appointments prior to his taking office, and he has made four in just one day.
His choices have been made for Secretary of Homeland Security, Small Business Administration, China Ambassador, and the EPA.
Keeping his promise to “Make America Great Again” he is also making appointments that guarantee our safety, immigration control, small business growth, and environmental regulation changes.
The first position, the EPA was given to Linda McMahon.
The NY Post states:
McMahon, the former CEO of the World Wrestling Entertainment and wife of promoter Vince McMahon, ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate from Connecticut in 2010 and 2012.
“Our small businesses are the largest source of job creation in our country,” McMahon said in a statement.
“I am honored to join the incredibly impressive economic team that President-elect Trump has assembled to ensure that we promote our country’s small businesses and help them grow and thrive,” she added.
Trump has selected Terry Branstad as ambassador to China. He is the current governor of Iowa, and a long time Republican.
Released by the Washington Post:
Branstad has extensive ties to China and a personal friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping that dates back decades. If his nomination goes through, the move could help reassure China’s leadership that Trump understands the importance of healthy relations with Beijing.
Trump’s choice for Homeland Security is John Kelly, a retired US general.
From the New York Times:
General Kelly, 66, who led the United States Southern Command, had a 40-year career in the Marine Corps, and led troops in intense combat in western Iraq. In 2003, he became the first Marine colonel since 1951 to be promoted to brigadier general while in active combat.
In 2010, General Kelly earned a painful distinction when one of his sons, Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, was killed after stepping on a mine while leading a platoon in Afghanistan. General Kelly became the highest-ranking military officer to lose a son or daughter in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The final appointment, which is for the EPA, is Scott Pruitt.
Also from the New York Times:
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a transition official said, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination to dismantle President Obama’s efforts to counter climate change.
Mr. Pruitt, 48, who has emerged as a hero to conservative activists, is also one of a number of Republican attorneys general who have formed an alliance with some of the nation’s top energy producers to push back against the Obama regulatory agenda.
President-Elect Trump is making sure that he gets the country back on the right foot, and that we see changes for the better as soon as he is in office.