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President-Elect Donald Trump’s Prospective Administration
US President-elect Donald Trump has begun building the team that will lead the next Administration. Unlike the President’s official Cabinet, the Executive Office of the President in the White House is staffed by aides appointed by the President without requiring the confirmation of the Senate.
Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus
On 13 November, Trump appointed Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus as the White House Chief of Staff. Often hailed as one of the most powerful positions in government next to the President, the Chief of Staff has the responsibility of supervising the entire Executive Office of the President, overseeing all actions of the White House staff, managing the President’s schedule and having a final say on who is allowed to meet with the President.
Chief Strategist & Senior Counselor to the President: Stephen Bannon
On 13 November, Trump also appointed his campaign chief Stephen Bannon as Chief White House Strategist and Senior Counselor. Before taking on the role as CEO of Trump’s election campaign, Mr. Bannon served as executive chairman of Breitbart news, a leading American conservative news network. As Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to President-elect Trump, Mr. Bannon will influence policy and political strategy from the White House as well as offer legal and policy advice to the President on all issues related to his Administration.
National Security Adviser: Ret. Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn
On 17 November, President-elect Donald Trump offered the post of National Security Adviser to retired Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn. If he accepts Trump’s offer, he will become a key adviser and a powerful influence on a president who lacks military or foreign policy experience.
Attorney General: Sen. Jeff Sessions (pending Senate confirmation)
On 18 November, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions became Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General. Conservative Republican and immigration hardliner Sen. Sessions served as Attorney General of Alabama for two years before being elected to the Senate in 1996, where he was re-elected three times in 2002, 2008 and 2014.
Director of the CIA: Mike Pompeo (pending Senate confirmation)
On 18 November, President-elect Trump announced the nomination of Mike Pompeo, former US representative for Kansas’ fourth congressional district, for the position of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director.
US Ambassador to the United Nations: Nikki Haley (pending Senate confirmation)
On 23 November, Donald Trump nominated Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN). Governor Haley rose to prominence while leading efforts to removing the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s State Capitol building in 2015 and was a vocal critic of Trump during the election campaign.
If you would like to receive more information on the new White House Administration or on President-elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees, please get in touch with the BAB Policy team at firstname.lastname@example.org