Trump nominates cabinet personnel


The Mirror reporter

Donald Trump was elected president on Nov. 8 and, like everyone, he’s going to need some help.

President-elect Trump will have about 4,000 government positions to fill including some of the most important posts in the government. Cabinet positions require Senate confirmation, but other key posts are completely up to the discretion of the president.

As of Dec. 5, Trump nominated 13 people for cabinet positions.

Trump nominated General James N. Mattis as Secretary of Defense. Mattis is a huge critic of the Obama administration. The Secretary of Treasury nominee is Steven Mnuchin who is a former investment banker and also served as Trump’s finance chairman in his campaign.

One of the more well-known individuals pegged for the Trump’s cabinet is 2016 presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Carson might become the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Carson retired from the medical field in 2013 to pursue a political career.

Trump still has to nominate 10 major positions such as Director of Homeland Security, Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence. The leading contender for Secretary of State is former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani however several others are in contention for the job such as John R. Bolton the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Mitt Romney, the 2012 presidential nominee who ran against President Obama.