Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has said that the announcement for the White House chief of staff is ‘imminent’.
Conway told reporters late Saturday night that there are ‘several people being considered’ for the position, according to ABC News.
But, she added, ‘it’s Mr. Trump’s decision ultimately’.
She said that she thinks ‘Reince Priebus has expressed interest in the position’ as well.
Conway may also be in the running for a senior position, according to Fox News.
But she has said that a future job in the White House was ‘not a big priority’ for her.
She told reporters that they could expect Trump’s next event ‘in the next couple of days’.
Trump is considering a conservative bomb-thrower and the face of the GOP establishment, among others, for White House chief of staff — a major post that could set the direction for his presidency.
The Republican president-elect is days away from naming his chief of staff.
No position is considered more important than the chief of staff, a behind-the-scenes power player who typically controls access to the president, guides the enactment of his policy priorities and oversees White House hiring.
Trump has already narrowed his list to a handful of high-profile loyalists that includes Republican National Committee Chairman Priebus, campaign CEO Steve Bannon and Conway.
DONALD TRUMP’S POSSIBLE CABINET PICKS
Secretary of State:
1. Sen Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
2. Newt Gingrich, a former US representative, is said to be interested
3. John Bolton, the former US Ambassador to the UN
1. Steve Mnuchin, formerly of Goldman Sachs and Trump’s finance chairman.
2. Jamie Dimon, J.P. Morgan chief
3. Rep Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House of Financial Service Committee
Department of Defense:
1. Sen Jeffrey Sessions, the Republican from Alabama, may be in the running
2. Lt Gen Mike Flynn, a former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
1. Rudy Giuliani, former NYC Mayor
2. New Jersey Gov Chris Christie has been said to be a top contender
3. Sen Sessions, who is close to Trump, has also been mentioned for this position
4. Trey Gowdy, the SC congressman is reportedly in the running
5. Pam Bondi, the Florida attorney general may also be a contender
White House chief of staff:
1. Steve Bannon, the conservative media executive, and the campaign CEO
2. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee
1. David Clarke, Milwaukee sheriff, and regular Fox News guest made the pick list
2. Michael McCaul, congressman & chair of House Homeland Security Committee
Secretary of Interior:
1. Forrest Lucas, 74, the founder of Lucas Energy Inc, seems to be the favorite
2. Sarah Palin, the former Alaska Governor
Secretary of Energy:
1. Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources Inc, is the leading candidate
2. Robert Grady, the head of Gryphon Investors, has also been given mention
Secretary of Agriculture:
1. Rick Perry, former Texas Gov
2. Sam Brownback, the current governor of Kansas
3. Dave Heineman, the current governor of Nebraska
4. Ted McKinney, who ran Indiana Dept of Agriculture under VP-elect Mike Pence
Secretary of Commerce:
1. Wilbur Toss, campaign, economic adviser and billionaire
2. Dan DiMicco, top trade adviser and the former CEO of steelmaker Nucor Corp
Secretary of Health and Human Services:
1. Betsy McCaughey, former NY Lt Gov was one of Trump’s earliest supporters
2. Ben Carson, surgeon, and former 2016 presidential candidate
1. Ben Carson may also be considered for this position
2. Williamson Evers, education expert at the Hoover Institution
Secretary of Veterans Affairs:
1. Jeff Miller retired chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee
1. Victoria Lipnic, Equal Employment Opportunity commissioner
Sources: Multiple Media Outlets