Trump's transition team gathers pace

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, working with Republicans on President-elect Donald Trump's transition into office, walks with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell after a meeting, in Washington, on Nov 17, 2016.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, working with Republicans on President-elect Donald Trump's transition into office, walks with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell after a meeting, in Washington, on Nov 17, 2016.PHOTO: NYTIMES

United States President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is expected to gather momentum with possible Cabinet appointments soon.

Yesterday, Mr Trump was set to meet South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who is reported to be in the running for a Cabinet position. Mr Trump tweeted yesterday: "My transition team, which is working long hours and doing a fantastic job, will be seeing many great candidates today."

Such a team does not only help the president-elect prepare for office, but must fill roughly 4,000 politically appointed positions.

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