During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, confirmed that vetting has begun on potential cabinet positions.
Conway confirmed that the transition team was still being led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Conway said that Christie hasn’t been on the campaign trail as much lately due his focus on setting up a transition team and vetting cabinet members.
Despite Conway’s explanation, it is also possible we haven’t heard much from Christie due to the ongoing Bridgegate scandal. Regardless of whether or not he ends up being charged, the scandal probably isn’t doing the Trump campaign any favors.
‘Yes, because we’re going to win so we have to get ready to form a government.
Along those lines, we find many talented people who would like to serve in a Donald Trump-Mike Pence Administration.’
Conway insisted that Trump’s campaign wasn’t being presumptuous in starting work on a transition team.
‘We’re not doing it because we’re presumptuous; I think the way my friends across the aisle are doing it, but we’re doing it because it’s a very serious prospect to form a government in a very small time.’
Regardless of one’s personal feelings regarding either party’s candidate, we feel compelled to point out the hypocrisy of Conway’s comments. She insists that the Trump campaign isn’t being presumptuous for doing the same thing that the Clinton campaign is, but part of her reasoning for her campaign’s actions is the belief that Trump will win.
We don’t fault either campaign for putting together a cabinet and transition team. It is both practical and responsible. Our only problem is with the pointless jab at Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Trump’s campaign hasn’t made any official announcements, but there have been a few rumors regarding some positions. Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is reportedly being considered to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Christie has long been rumored to be a front-runner for the position of Attorney General and Ben Carson is possibly being tapped for the Department of Health and Human Services.
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— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) October 25, 2016
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