The reality of a Trump presidency has yet to sink in with a large portion of Americans. The country is undergoing a wave of violent protests, in which demonstrators declaring that Trump is “not their president” are marching the streets in opposition to everything the President-Elect stands for. While it was originally Trump and his supporters that declared they would not accept the outcome of the election, it appears that the far-Left is having difficulty doing so after Trump’s victory. However, the discussion of a short-list of potential Cabinet members within the Trump administration might make it very, very real for those still in disbelief, as it will feel more real than ever before that Trump will, in fact, be in the Oval Office come January.
As for his Chief of Staff, a crucial position that will undoubtedly play a role in the decisions to appoint the others, Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus appears to be at the top of the list. NPR notes that “Priebus was a steady backer of Trump, when many in the party establishment wanted nothing to do with the brash businessman, and put the party's apparatus behind Trump's campaign.”
Chris Christie has come away relatively unscathed from the Bridgegate scandal case, in which two of his top aides were convicted on all counts for deliberately shutting down a bridge to hurt a politician that did not endorse Christie for his governorship. He is being heavily considered for a position within the Cabinet, which might be Attorney General or another high-level seat.
Former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted that she has been offered an unspecified position within the Trump administration, however pundits are entirely unclear as to what that position might be. According to NPR, “Sarah Palin is among those rumored to be interested in becoming secretary of the interior,” yet this does not by any means imply that Trump is interested in giving her that position. Additionally, Newt Gingrich has been speculated to be a leading candidate for the Secretary of State position, however that is also not verified.
What do you think about these Cabinet position options? What will the Trump White House really look like?