(NBC News) – As we await more announcements, we’re getting a good idea of who’s been considered for top positions in the Trump administration.
President-Elect Trump interviewed more than a dozen candidates at his New Jersey golf club over the weekend, including:
Former Massachusetts governor and republican nominee Mitt Romney. “Governor Romney is under active and serious consideration to serve as Secretary of State.” Mike Pence/ Vice President-Elect
So is former New York mayor and campaign confidant Rudy Guliani.
Chris Christie – who was ousted as head of the transition – had a 30 minute sit-down with the President-Elect.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was called in. He’s been tough on immigration.
Retired Marine Corps General James Mattis seems to be a favorite for secretary of defense.
Mr. Trump tweeted that Mattis was “impressive.” “I know that President-Elect Trump loves leaders like General Mattis,” said Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman.
Billionaire investor Wilber Ross was in, reportedly being considered as Commerce Secretary.
Then new administration will have to deal with Democrats in congress poised to put up a fight, but signaling cooperation in some areas. “We could get a major infrastructure bill done,” maybe even in the first 100 days of his presidency,” said Senator Chuck Schumer, (D) New York.
But first, securing a cabinet. That continues today.
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry – who also ran for President – schedule to meet with the President-Elect today. He’s reportedly being considered for three different cabinet positions: Defense, Energy and Veterans Affairs.