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Trump team 'taking shape'

A steady stream of contenders for posts in the next US administration has continued as insiders say the team is taking shape.
On Sunday New Jersey governor Chris Christie turned up hoping to be taken back into the fold.

Christie was recently sacked as head of Trump’s transition team. However the president-elect wouldn’t be drawn on Christie’s job prospects.

One man who looks certain of a role come January when Trump is inaugurated as US president, is former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. He’s apparently being considered for secretary of state “and other things”.

So far Trump has settled several posts filling most of them with hardliners, such as, Lt Gen Michael Flynn, who is to be national security adviser and is known for his strident views on Islam.

US Vice-President-elect Mike Pence has confirmed that Mitt Romney is also being considered for the post of secretary of state. Romney, a Republican who criticised Trump during the campaign, was invited for talks on Saturday.

Earlier on Sunday the Trump family was seen at a local Presbyterian church near the Trump golf resort where the talks are taking place.

The president-elect will continue pulling together his administration over the coming days and weeks with some 4,000 political positions waiting to be filled.

Some positions filled

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
Chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
National security adviser Lt Gen Michael Flynn.
CIA Director Nike Pompeo.

Trump has said he plans to live in the White House but that his wife, Melania Trump, and the couple’s 10-year-old son, Barron, would not move in immediately. He said they would move to the White House “very soon, right after he finishes school.”

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