(CNN) – President elect Trump’s transition to the white house is underway. On Thursday, he’ll meet with president Obama in the oval office, while Melania Trump meets with first lady Michelle Obama in the white house residence.
We’re now getting the first glimpse into potential key members in Trump’s cabinet.
The gold rush for jobs is on and the top prospector may well be Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. For months, he worked to keep the party’s base in line, and the candidate on message. He’s close to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and a contender for Chief of Staff.
What about Secretary of State? Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is a possible choice. He’s shown a tough willingness to take on Mr. Trump’s critics.
Former New York mayor and prosecutor, Rudy Guiliani, has been a reliable Trump defender too.
He may be under consideration for Director of Homeland Security or Attorney General, along with New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, one of the first big names to jump aboard the Trump train.
Other possible matches include billionaire businessman Carl Icahn for Treasury Secretary, retired army general Michael Flynn for National Security Advisor, and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, another early defender, for Secretary of Defense.
Even before the election, the Trump team was considering places for numerous strategists and aides, including Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, Hope Hicks and tough talking campaign Chief Executive, Steve Bannon.