President-Elect Donald Trump spent time speaking with leaders from all around the globe this past week. As busy as Trump is during this transition he still managed to find the time to appoint new members to his white house staff. As of Friday Don McGahn, a long time financial attorney in Washington D.C. was appointed to a white house Counsel position. Also appointed was Kathleen (K.T.) McFarland who is the new Deputy National Security Advisor.
It seems as though those decisions came easy for Trump as he was quoted as saying “Don has a brilliant legal mind, excellent character and a deep understanding of constitutional law. He will play a critical role in our administration,” referencing McGhan’s past experience as a campaign lawyer.
Trump also said to McFarland’s credit “She has tremendous experience and innate talent that will complement the fantastic team we are assembling, which is crucial because nothing is more important than keeping our people safe.”
However, what seems to be a more difficult decision for President Trump is the selection of his Cabinet members. Among his picks for Secretary of State are former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Mitt Romney might also be considered for the seat. To say there is debate about who should fill the position is an understatement. Some have even taken to twitter to voice their opinions about the latter.
Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state https://t.co/HDtpjeJTc3
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 24, 2016
Where exactly the next few week will take is remains unclear. What is clear is that Trump has managed to pull together the makings of a political dream team since the appointment of Dr. Ben Carson as the Secretary of HUD. Let’s also hope that with the anticipated appointment of Wilbur Ross to the Commerce Secretary seat we’ll see some improvement over the last eight years.