Four Picks Remain, Trump Works To Complete Cabinet

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President-elect Trump has worked tirelessly to assign people to key roles within his administration. Unfortunately, Democrats and liberal media outlets have spent weeks criticizing most of his picks.

Make no mistake, the critiques will continue as January 20th is fast approaching and President-elect Trump still has four cabinet positions to fill.

Secretary of Agriculture, Veteran Affairs, U.S. Trade Representative, and Council of Economic Advisors are the positions that remain unfilled.

Over the past few days, Trump met with several contenders for Secretary of Agriculture including former Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano, and former California Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado.

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President-elect Trump meets with Elsa Murano Photo Credit: (Don Emmert / AFP)

Also said to be in contention for the position is Sid Miller, Susan Combs, and former U.S. Representative Henry Bonilla.

Critics of Trump are calling on him to bring more diversity to his cabinet picks. The Hill reported that The National Association of Latino and Elected Appointed Officials warned Trump that if he failed to appoint a Hispanic person to his administration it would be a “historic step backwards.”

An array of people are being considered for VA Secretary.  Army Veteran Luis Quinonez, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, and U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard are just a few.

Fixing the VA and caring for veterans was a major part of Trump’s campaign and thus, there is a lot of anticipation regarding who Trump picks to lead the embattled agency.  .

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Jovita Carranza

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Dan DiMicco

Trump upheld the theme of “America First” and “We need better trade deals” during his campaign. Therefore, his pick for U.S. Trade Representative is another widely anticipated pick.  Trump is currently considering Jovita Carranza, Dan DiMicco and Robert Lighthizer.

Carranza worked in President George W. Bush’s Small Business Administration, while DiMicco advised Trump on current trade issues throughout his campaign, and Lighthizer served as a deputy under President Reagan.

Finally, the Council of Economic Advisers race currently has a front runner:  Larry Kudlow,  financial expert and former CNBC host.

H/T: The Hill

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