BBC’s concise rundown of Trump’s team so far is a litany of throwbacks

The BBC is keeping tabs on the choices Donald Trump has made and developed concise and largely chilling descriptions for new team members. Among them:

  • Gen Flynn has drawn concern over his strident views on Islam.

  • The nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, was rejected from becoming a federal judge in 1986 because of alleged racist remarks.

  • Mike Pompeo, named as CIA director, is a hardline Republican Congressman.

  • Stephen Bannon, chairman of the controversial right-wing website Breitbart News, is to be Mr Trump’s chief strategist.

  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a strong critic of Mr Trump on during the campaign, was nominated as US ambassador to the UN, becoming is the first non-white female appointed to the new top team.

  • Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), will be his chief of staff.

Source: Trump adds Fox News’ KT McFarland to national security team – BBC News


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