Trump Says 'You're Hired'
Trump spoke to a divided country on 60 Minutes last night...
The Short of It:
Nearly a week after becoming president- elect, Donald Trump is putting on his game face on.
The Longer Version of It:
Donald Trump named two top advisers to his administration Sunday. He tapped Republican Party Chairman, Reince Priebus, to be his new chief of staff and Steve Bannon, the Trump campaign CEO and executive chairman of Breitbart News, as chief strategist and senior counselor. Other names on Trump's administration shortlist include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Dr. Ben Carson.
In a "60 Minutes" interview last night, Trump said he would immediately work to deport at least two million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. He also said that he was okay with "fencing" for parts of that bigly wall he wants to build. He also intends on appointing a pro-life justice to the Supremes, but will likely leave the court's decision on gay marriage alone. Trump also said that while he will keep parts of Obamacare, he still has plans to dismantle it stating that he'd like to keep covering people with pre-existing conditions. He also asked his supporters who have been seen to have written racist slogans or chanted degrading messages -- particularly in schools to stop. He also promised to give his Twitter rants a break...apparently, once he actually moves into the White House.
Meanwhile, anti-Trump protests have continued in cities like NYC, SF, and Portland.
Trump isn't wasting any time checking off his to-do list. While it looks like he could be easing up on parts of his most controversial campaign promises, it's all to be determined on whether he'll be ready to warm up to the word 'compromise.'