Trump cabinet taking shape
(NBC News) – President-Elect Trump heads to his Florida estate this afternoon, putting his transition on hold for a few days for Thanksgiving.
Vice President-Elect Mike Pence heads to New York today to rejoin the transition team.
They’re in no hurry to announce more Cabinet officials before Thanksgiving. "It could come this week. It could come today. But we’re not in a rush to publish names just because everybody is looking for the next story, respectfully," said Trump Campaign Manager, KellyAnne Conway.
Sources tell NBC that former New York Mayor and Trump confidant Rudy Giuliani is now being considered as Director of National Intelligence.
And Newt Gingrich has confirmed he’ll continue to advise but will not be part of the President’s cabinet.
He favors Giuliani over Mitt Romney as Secretary of State. "Rudy is a better pick and has the right temperament. Because we’re gonna need somebody who’s a fighter," said Newt Gingrich, (R) Former House Speaker
In a video released by the transition team, President-Elect Trump says his first 100 days will focus on jobs. "I’ve asked my transition to develop a list of executive actions, we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs. It’s about time," said Donald Trump, (R) President-Elect.
He’s promising to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and reduce regulations across the board, focusing on energy.
The transition team continues to face questions about conflicts of interest after his D.C. hotel hosted a reception for 100 foreign diplomats, including free stays and other raffle prizes.
Mr. Trump tweeted only the media’s making a big deal about it.
His spokeswoman insists there’s nothing illegal.