US President-elect Donald Trump has added a new name to his cabinet, tapping retired general James Mattis to be his secretary of defense.
He was the second retired general to be picked for the cabinet after lieutenant general Mike Flynn, Trump’s choice as national security adviser.
The following is a list of key nominations made by Trump so far:
Attorney General: Jeff Sessions, 69
One of Trump’s earliest supporters during the campaign, the anti-immigration senator from Alabama has a much criticized record on race […]
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the contributions of the African-Americans to his election, saying they gave him the highest votes they had ever given a Republican nominee in recent times.
Trump, at a “Thank you tour” of Ohio, said the African-Americans had nothing to lose in his presidency, a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
“Remember when I was making speeches, I said what a hell do you (African-Americans) have to lose?
“The African-American community was so great to me […]
Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Thursday for a fresh start in relations with the United States under Donald Trump and fired a parting shot at outgoing President Barack Obama.
“We are confident that the new administration does not want to repeat the errors of the outgoing one, which deliberately destroyed US-Russian relations,” Lavrov was quoted as saying in an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera.
Trump’s election victory and the positive noises he has made towards Moscow have been greeted […]
Donald Trump would be the perfect protagonist for a disaster film, said Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, as a retrospective of his movies got underway in New York.
“I think that Trump is going to provide a lot of creative inspiration, especially for comedians,” said Almodovar at an event late Tuesday marking the launch of the film series at Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art.
The MoMA exhibition, encompassing every movie made by Almodovar, coincides with the release of “Julieta,” his 20th feature-length film, […]
Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election has increased the threats to the world economy from higher interest rates and less trade, the Bank of England said on Wednesday.
The BoE also pointed to potential dangers from rapid Chinese credit growth or a disorganized British departure from the European Union in a half-yearly assessment of risks to Britain’s financial system.
BoE Governor Mark Carney highlighted a big rise in U.S. market interest rates since Trump’s victory, which the Bank said could […]
Donald Trump dined Tuesday at one of New York’s swankiest restaurants with Mitt Romney, his erstwhile foe turned potential frontrunner in the race to become America’s next secretary of state.
The dinner came as the president-elect got a shot in the arm by a manufacturing company announcing a deal to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the Rust Belt and as the New York billionaire prepared to switch his attentions from job interviews to a post-election victory tour.
“We will keep our companies […]
The White House says there is no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 US presidential election.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest dismissed the president-elect’s unsubstantiated allegations that millions of people had cast illegal votes.
Trump also alleged voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California, states which Hillary Clinton won.
Earnest deferred to Trump’s team for further comment.
“What I can say, as an objective fact, is that there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim […]
Donald Trump has threatened to “terminate” the diplomatic relationship with Cuba negotiated by President Barack Obama.
In a tweet, the President-elect said: “If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the US as a whole, I will terminate deal.”
In another development, the President-elect is to meet retired general David Petraeus on Monday, as he reportedly considers him for the role of secretary of state.
Mr Trump will also meet former Republican presidential nominee […]
Experts and elected officials on Monday dismissed Donald Trump’s claim that “millions” of Americans voted illegally on Election Day, as the Green Party redoubled efforts to organize ballot recounts in three key swing states.
The Republican billionaire’s shock victory on November 8 saw him clinch the crucial Electoral College count, which determines the presidency, but lose the popular vote to rival Hillary Clinton by more than two million votes.
Cloistered in his Florida resort for the long Thanksgiving weekend, the 70-year-old tycoon […]
President-elect Donald Trump took to his twitter account to complain more about the presidential election recount in Wisconsin, saying that he won both the Electoral College and the popular vote and the only reason why Hillary Clinton is ahead is because of Americans who ‘illegally’ voted for her He tweeted:
‘In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted
Hillary Clinton’s decision to join an effort to force recounts of votes from the November 8 election in up to three crucial states has been labelled “sad” by US President-elect Donald Trump who added “nothing will change”.
In a Twitter post early on Sunday, Trump said Clinton, his Democrat rival, had already “conceded the election when she called” him prior to his victory speech in the early morning of November 9.
“So much time and money will be spent – same result! […]