Trumps Picks

The work has just started for Trump. The man has shown an insatiable stamina when campaigning with up to SIX stops in a single day to talk to people. Its gonna be four years of the same starting with his team.

All looks good to me as he has respected those that took a great risk to their careers by giving him support. Loyalty should be repaid!

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shuffled his transition team and released a list of the members of his transition team’s executive committee. On that list: his three adult children and son-in-law, five Republican members of Congress and three top fundraisers for his campaign. Here’s what we know about the players:

Rep. Lou Barletta
Mr. Barletta is a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who, as mayor of Hazleton, Pa., in 2006, enacted one of the nation’s first laws restricting where illegal immigrants could live and work. The law later overturned by a federal judge.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Ms. Blackburn of Tennessee has defended Mr. Trump’s more controversial comments, including his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and has said she supports Mr. Trump’s call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Ms. Bondi came under scrutiny during the campaign over a 2013 contribution from Mr. Trump while she was reviewing a fraud case against Trump University.

Rep. Chris Collins
Mr. Collins of New York was one of a handful of lawmakers to endorse Mr. Trump during the Republican primary before he had officially clinched his party’s nomination. A two-term congressman, Mr. Collins has seen his national profile raised by his support of Mr. Trump. He is a millionaire executive from upstate New York.

Jared Kushner
Mr. Kushner, who is married to Mr. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is the scion of a wealthy New Jersey real-estate family and is publisher of the New York Observer. He was one of Mr. Trump’s senior campaign advisers and wielded influence over Mr. Trump’s selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He also helped oust former campaign chairman Paul Manafort over the summer, and initially proposed the idea of Mr. Trump traveling to Mexico earlier this year to meet with the country’s president.

Rep. Tom Marino
Mr. Marino of Pennsylvania was also one of Mr. Trump’s earliest congressional supporters and has routinely defended Mr. Trump’s proposals on immigration. He is an ex-factory worker who entered community college at age 30 and became a prosecutor.

Rebekah Mercer
Ms. Mercer, the daughter of hedge-fund executive Robert Mercer, has seen her influence in Mr. Trump’s orbit grow steadily in recent months. In August, she and her father recommended Mr. Trump elevate Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen Bannon and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway to the top positions in his campaign—advice he swiftly followed. Ms. Mercer subsequently began running a super PAC backing Mr. Trump, which was funded by $2 million from her father.

Steven Mnuchin
Mr. Mnuchin served as Mr. Trump’s national finance chairman, overseeing the campaign’s fundraising efforts together with the Republican National Committee. Mr. Mnuchin, the chief executive of the Dune Capital Management fund, is a longtime banker and former Goldman Sachs executive who has since helped arrange billions in financing for studios in Hollywood. Mr. Mnuchin was an unorthodox choice to spearhead Mr. Trump’s fundraising, given his lack of experience in fundraising and his history of donating more to Democrats than Republicans. But he helped Mr. Trump achieve record donations among small donors and assemble a fairly successful fundraising operation with the RNC, though the efforts lagged far behind those of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Devin Nunes
Mr. Nunes of California is a senior Republican on the Ways and Means Committee and has called for lowering the tax rate on business income to 25% from the current 35% corporate tax rate or the 39.6% top rate on business income reported on individual tax returns. Mr. Nunes’s plan, essentially a tax on business cash flow, would also lighten the tax burden on U.S. companies’ foreign income.

Anthony Scaramucci
Mr. Scaramucci is the founder of a hedge fund called SkyBridge Capital and was among the first Republican donors to rally behind Mr. Trump after he clinched the GOP nomination. He started off the cycle backing Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and later supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, before joining Mr. Trump’s team. A onetime supporter of President Barack Obama, he shifted his support to GOP nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.

Peter Thiel
Mr. Thiel is a Silicon Valley billionaire and co-founder of PayPal. In July, he became the first person ever at a GOP convention to declare form the stage that he is gay. He was a fairly early supporter of Mr. Trump, becoming one of the only people in Silicon Valley to back him publicly. He caused a stir in Silicon Valley earlier this year when reports disclosed that he had spent $10 million secretly funding a legal campaign against Gawker Media because he believed the outlet violated the privacy of people who couldn’t easily fight back.

Donald Trump Jr.
The son of Mr. Trump, Donald Jr. was an active surrogate on the campaign trail for his father and spoke at the Republican convention. He has said in the past that he would “love to” run for mayor of New York City, sparking speculation about a potential bid against Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is seeking re-election next year.

Eric Trump
Another son of Mr. Trump, Eric runs a foundation and was also a top surrogate for his father on the campaign trail. Like Donald Jr., he spoke at the Republican convention.

Ivanka Trump
Ms. Trump, Mr. Trump’s daughter, has proven to be one of her father’s most successful surrogates, making an explicit appeal to women by touting her father’s policies on paid family leave and equal pay for women—proposals that her father rarely touted on the campaign trail. Ms. Trump is a senior executive in the Trump real-estate empire and founder of her own fashion line.

Reince Priebus
Mr. Priebus, as the chairman of the Republican National Committee, was one of the first members of the Republican establishment to rally behind Mr. Trump. The ground-game and fundraising operation built by the RNC under his supervision is widely credited with helping Mr. Trump clinch a victory on Tuesday.

Trump Campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon
Mr. Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News and a former Goldman Sachs banker. His appointment as Mr. Trump’s campaign CEO stirred controversy given Breitbart’s popularity with the white nationalist alt-right movement, with headlines such as “Political Correctness Protects Muslim Rape Culture” and “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew,” in reference to the conservative commentator. Mr. Bannon himself has referred to the site as a “platform of the alt-right.” He took a leave of absence from the website while working for the campaign.


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