Friday 24 November 2017

Watch for oldies, family and rogues as Trump looks to 'drain the swamp'

Team Trump: President-elect Donald Trump with Sarah Palin
Team Trump: President-elect Donald Trump with Sarah Palin
John Downing

John Downing

Some of us have yet to adjust to calling him "President Trump" - but in Washington it's now all about the race to build "Team Trump" in the 70 days left until his inauguration on January 20.

Given president-elect Donald Trump's hard talk about international trade, multinational firms' tax, immigration and world security, many of these key advisers will soon be household names in Ireland. In fact, we may get to know of some hitherto unknowns for all the wrong reasons.

So, who are these people likely to be? Who is going to be the US foreign minister, officially called secretary of state? His chief of staff? His secretaries of defence, commerce, education and other posts?

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