Nearly three weeks into his presidential transition, Donald Trump has hewn closely to the habits that won him the presidency.
He continues to brush aside fine points of policy and freely contradict earlier positions, with some of the shifts seemingly based simply on the latest advice he’s received or the most recent audience he’s spoken to.
He has been drawn to those with whom he shares a personal affinity, preparing a Cabinet that from early indications leans in the direction of tough-talkers and billionaire political outsiders like himself.
"It appears that Mr. Trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him," Padilla said in a statement Sunday night. "His unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in California and elsewhere are absurd. His reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a President-elect."
Donald Trump falsely claimed Sunday that he won the popular vote, alleging in a tweet — without evidence — that "millions" of people had illegally voted for his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
"In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," Trump wrote, hours after he tweeted his opposition to a recount in Midwestern states initiated by the Green Party.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
A senior advisor to President-elect Donald Trump stepped up an extraordinary public effort Sunday to discredit Mitt Romney and thwart the chances that he would be picked as secretary of State.
Kellyanne Conway warned on Sunday TV talk shows that Trump's supporters would feel "betrayed" if he picked the former governor of Massachusetts, a sharp critic of Trump during the campaign, for a senior Cabinet position.
Conway, who was Trump's campaign manager and now is a top advisor to the incoming president, said she felt compelled to speak out on the matter because of “the backlash from the grass roots."
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign will participate in a ballot recount led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein in Wisconsin and perhaps two other battleground states that were crucial to Donald Trump's victory, a Clinton campaign lawyer said Saturday.
In response, Trump called the recount request “ridiculous” and a “scam” designed to raise money for Stein’s political party.
President-elect Donald Trump added to his West Wing roster Friday, naming KT McFarland as deputy national security adviser and Donald McGahn as his White House counsel.
McFarland served in three separate Republican administrations, most notably as a spokeswoman for Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger under Ronald Reagan. In 2006, she sought to challenge Hillary Clinton for her U.S. Senate seat from New York but lost in the Republican primary. Most recently, she has been a regular contributor to Fox News on national security issues.
She joins retired Gen. Michael Flynn, previously named as Trump’s national security adviser.
So proud & honored to have KT McFarland as part of our National Security team. She will help us #MAGA
Ben Carson said Wednesday that an announcement is imminent about his role in improving the nation’s inner cities – a broad hint that President-elect Donald Trump will name him secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
“After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution, particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone,” Carson said on Facebook. “An announcement is forthcoming about my role in helping to make America great again.”
Carson, himself once a candidate for president, would be the first African American named to Trump's Cabinet. He was a mild critic of Trump during the campaign, but after dropping out of the race, he backed Trump and now serves on the president-elect's transition team.
On Nov. 23 trump picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Betsy DeVos to serve as his secretary of Education.
President-elect Donald Trump chose a Michigan charter school advocate and prominent Republican donor to serve as his secretary of Education, he said Wednesday, a decision that may hearten supporters of school choice but worry teacher unions — and even some of Trump's core supporters.
Trump's pick, Betsy DeVos, is a champion of charter schools and school vouchers that give families tax funds they can spend on private school if they’re not happy with their local public schools.
DeVos, 58, served as chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, a credential that ties her to the party establishment reviled by many Trump supporters.
President-elect Donald Trump may decide another Cabinet-level position Wednesday, aides said, after he announced South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as his ambassador to the United Nations.
Aides did not say which job Trump was considering making an announcement about. As he and his family settle in for Thanksgiving at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Trump is still “spending significant time” on one prominent position, secretary of State, a sign that a pick for it may not come before the holiday, one staffer on the presidential transition team said.
In his search for a secretary of State, Trump has met with close advisor and former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and with Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president.