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Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and President-elect of the United States. He was born in 1946, in Queens, New York. Trump is the President and Chairman of The Trump Organization, which is involved in real estate, entertainment, and hotel ventures across the world. He hosted 14 seasons of NBC’s reality show Celebrity Apprentice.  Trump announced he was running for president on June, 16, 2015 and won the election. He is married to Melania Knauss and has five children.

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Trump names Cohn top economic advisor

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Trump nominates Goldman Sachs president & COO Cohn as the Director of his National Economic Council. Trump:

As my top economic advisor, Gary Cohn is going to put his talents as a highly successful businessman to work for the American people. He fully understands the economy and will use all of his vast knowledge and experience to make sure the American people start winning again.

Cohn:

I share President-elect Trump’s vision of making sure every American worker has a secure place in a thriving economy, and we will be completely committed to building a nation of strength, growth and prosperity.

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Trump nominates McMahon to lead SBA

Political Appointment

Trump nominates WWE co-founder McMahon to run the Small Business Administration. Trump said McMahon had helped the WWE grow from a 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees worldwide. Trump:

Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives advising businesses around the globe.

McMahon:

Our small businesses are the largest source of job creation in our country. 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.

5 Dec, 2016
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Trump appoints Carson head of HUD

Political Appointment

Trump appoints Carson as Secretary for the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Trump:

I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and never gives up.

Carson:

I am honored to accept the opportunity to serve our country in the Trump administration. I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly by strengthening communities that are most in need. We have much work to do in enhancing every aspect of our nation and ensuring that our nation’s housing needs are met.

 

1 Dec, 2016
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Trump appoints Mattis as Secretary of Defense

Political Appointment

A source in Trump’s transition team says Trump has appointed Mattis as Secretary of Defense. Mattis joins a Trump national security team that already includes retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director. The official announcement is expected early next week. Mattis will need a waiver from Congress in order to be confirmed, as a legal statute bars service members from quickly entering civilian positions.

25 Nov, 2016
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Appoints McFarland as Deputy National Security Advisor

Political Appointment

Trump selects McFarland to be his deputy national security, working for retired Gen. Michael Flynn. Trump:

McFarland has [tremendous experience and innate talent.]

McFarland:

[Donald Trump] has the courage, brilliance and energy to Make America Great Again, and nobody has called foreign policy right more than President-elect Trump, and he gets no credit for it. I’m honored and humbled that he has asked me to be part of his team.

23 Nov, 2016
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Appoints DeVos Education Secretary

Political Appointment

Four days after meeting with Trump and Pence at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump appoints DeVos as Education secretary. Trump:

Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate. Under her leadership we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families.

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Appoints Haley as UN ambassador

Political Appointment

Trump appoints Haley as United Nations Ambassador, despite her criticism of him during his election campaign. Haley had supported Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in the primary before saying last month she would vote for Trump despite reservations about his character. Transition team:

Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country. She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.

19 Nov, 2016
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Denies Ambassador to Israel appointment

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An official serving with Trump’s transition team says Huckabee will be appointed as America’s ambassador to Israel. The official also says, his first order of business will be to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Official:

That’s going to happen. Governor Huckabee is going to see it through.

However, Huckabee denies the appointment:

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