Donald Trump promised he’d surround himself with ‘only the best people’ if elected. Now that he’ll be the next US president, who will make up his administration’s cabinet? Meet some of the political advisers speculated to be part of Team Trump.
“I’m going to surround myself with only with the best and most serious people,” Donald, 70, told the Washington Post in Aug. 2016. At the time, Donald was talking about his campaign but now that he was successfully elected to be the next president, many are wondering whom he’ll exactly appoint to top roles in his administrations.
Newt Gingrich, 73, an early Trump support, is a man many think will be Donald’s Secretary of State, according to the BBC. He was the Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1994 and led the efforts to impeach President Bill Clinton. He quit the position due to ethics violations, but many expect Donald to reward Newt’s loyalty.
Speaking of loyalty, there hasn’t been a fiercer Donald defender than Rudy Giuliani, 72. The ex-Mayor of New York is a leading candidate for Attorney General, especially since he’s a loud proponent of investigating Hillary Clinton, 69, over her email scandal. Rudy also defended Donald against the growing number of sexual assault allegations, despite people like Mark Cuban, 58, saying they personally know victims of Donald’s alleged gross behavior.
The Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Preibus, 44, is widely considered to be Donald’s Chief of Staff, since Reince helped get Donald elected. Chris Christie, 54, the New Jersey governor best known for his hilarious “deer in the headlights” look after Donald won Super Tuesday, could possibly be Commerce Secretary.
Could Sarah Palin, 52, make a political comeback? She’s being considered as Interior secretary, according to Politico, which would give her power to oversee the National Park Service and the US Geological Survey. Yes, the “Drill, baby, drill” woman might be in charge of the agency that monitors America’s natural resources.
Jeff Sessions, 69, the Senator from Alabama, is considered as possibly Defense Secretary. An active-duty officer though the end of the Vietnam War, he was one of the biggest supporters of Donald’s ban on Muslim immigrants. Another vet, three-star US Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn, 57, is expected to be tapped as a National Security adviser.
Filling out the possible cabinet is Steven Mnuchin, 54. Donald has named his finance chairman as his incoming Treasury Secretary, though many who railed against Hillary’s connection to Wall Street might not be happy that Steven spent 17 years making a fortune at Goldman Sachs.
Will any or all of these people become part of the Trump administration? HollywoodLifers, who do you want to see be part of Team Trump?