BY ANISSA GROUT
CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR
As of Nov. 8, Donald Trump is our president-elect. Trump will have over 4,000 government positions to fill. Cabinet positions require Senate confirmation, but other key posts are completely up to the discretion of the President.
According to CNN:
Nominated for Secretary of Defense is Gen. James Mattis, retired Marine general.
Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman was named Chief of Staff.
Nominated for Secretary of the Treasury is Steven Mnuchin, Co-chairman and CEO of Dune Capital Management.
Nominated for Attorney General is Jeff Sessions, U.S. Senator from Alabama.
Nominated for Secretary of Commerce is Wilbur Ross, investor.
Nominated for Secretary of Labor is Andrew Puzder, CEO of Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. restaurants.
Nominated for Secretary of Education is Betsy DeVos, Republican donor and school choice activist.
Nominated for Secretary of Human Health and Services is Tom Price, Chairman, House Budget Committee.
Michael Flynn, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. was named National Security Advisor.
Nominated for Secretary of Homeland Security is Gen. John Kelly, retired Marine general.
Nominated for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is Ben Carson, former presidential candidate and retired surgeon.
Nominated for Secretary of Transportation is Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary.
Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump campaign CEO was named senior adviser.
Nominated for Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency is Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general.
Nominated for CIA Director is Mike Pompeo, Congressman from Kansas.
Nominated for United Nations Ambassador is Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina.
Nominated for Small Business Administration is Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.
There are still positions to be filled, with rumored possibilities of who will be filling those positions. There are many speculations as whether his choices for these positions will help our country or not.