U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is planning to announce almost all of its cabinet members next week, according to media report.
Republican Trump, who will take office on January 20, is interviewing candidates at Trump Tower for top jobs in his administration. A report from Reuters suggests the president-elect wants to announce top ranks of his administration next week.
“We have tremendous people joining the Cabinet and beyond the Cabinet. You’ll be seeing almost all of them next week,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News.
Trump picked Betsy DeVos, the former Michigan Republican Party chair, as education secretary; Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary; Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary; and Elaine Chao as transportation secretary, among others.
Trump has picked James Mattis, a retired Marine general, as secretary of defense. The 66 years old five-star general was chosen by president due to an impeccable service-record during his more than 4 decades in the USMC.
According to Reuters, Trump has yet to announce secretary of state.
After taking office next month, Trump plans to move quickly. He wants to overhaul taxation, healthcare and immigration laws, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in an interview. Trump is going to focus on illegal immigration, abolishing and replacing President Barack Obama’s healthcare program, and filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court, Pence told The Wall Street Journal.
In response to a question about his first day in office, Trump told Fox News that “he may address his campaign pledge to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico.”
“We could do the wall, we’re going to do some repealing, we’re going to do some executive orders that we think are inappropriate,” Trump said.
On Friday, Trump formed an advisory panel led by the CEO of Blackstone, the world’s biggest alternative asset manager. The panel includes executives from some of America’s largest companies, such as Wal Mart Stores, Boeing and International Business Machines.