NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 21, 2016) (RESTRICTED POOL) – A steady stream of Cabinet hopefuls made their way across the opulent lobby of New York’s Trump Tower to meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday (November 21), spurring continued speculation about the policies he will put in place when he takes office on Jan. 20.
Trump met with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, the latest in a series of dozens of meetings in a relatively open – and unconventional – transition process.
In responding to a reporter’s question she said he is not breaking any laws as he transitions from the business world to the White House and she responded to a reporter’s question about why all Cabinet nominees announced so far are white men.
“The first criteria is that everybody be qualified and capable to do the job on day one they are being asked to do. Secondly that they support his agenda, that he has been very straightforward about – the first 100 days. And thirdly that they represent America. And he is interviewing many different people but you can’t sacrifice the first criteria for the other ones,” Conway said.
The president-elect was not expected to announce new Cabinet picks on Monday, but held an off-the-record meeting with a group of television anchors and executives on Monday afternoon.