Now that Trump is acclimating himself into his upcoming role as President of the United States, his major concern is putting together his transition team and compiling a list of potential cabinet members for his administration.
Trump has appointed his vice president, Mike Pence, to head up the transition team, a position previously held by New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.
The Wall Street Journal explained:
President-elect Donald Trump shuffled his transition team three days after his surprising victory, increasing the influence of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, one of Washington’s most vocal critics of illegal immigration, while diluting the role of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie .
Mr. Christie was removed as transition chairman on Friday, a position that will now be filled by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the transition team confirmed. Mr. Christie will remain on the transition team’s executive committee as a vice chairman, along with Ben Carson, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Mr. Sessions.
Trump has a lot to do in a little time. He was superstitious about choosing roles before he had actually won the Presidency, instead spending the extra time and funds towards victory. But now, with two months until his inauguration, has lots to do.
In that time, Mr. Trump must fill or identify candidates for 15 cabinet positions, about 1,000 top posts that must be confirmed by the Senate, and prepare for his inauguration ceremonies.
“The mission of our team will be clear: put together the most highly qualified group of successful leaders who will be able to implement our change agenda in Washington,” Mr. Trump said. “Together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding this nation—specifically jobs, security and opportunity.”
Mr. Dearborn’s staff includes Kellyanne Conway, the campaign manager who is now senior adviser to the transition; David Bossie as deputy executive director; Stephen Miller as national policy director; Jason Miller as communications director; Hope Hicks as national press secretary; Dan Scavino as director of social media; Don McGahn will serve as general counsel; and Katie Walsh as a senior adviser.
It looks like Trump is going to be surrounded by a good company of capable hands to get America moving in the right direction again. Making America great again is beginning to seem like it’s actually doable!
Source: Allen B West