ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name two new additions to his staff Friday, according to aides.
In a conference call with reporters, Trump transition communications director Jason Miller described the positions as “staff-level.”
Trump remains with his family in his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and the transition team has granted reporters no access to the property or information on any meetings he could be holding behind closed doors.
Some members of his staff, meanwhile, have made public the competing schools of thought in Trump’s inner circle over who will be his pick as his secretary of state — Mitt Romney or former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted Thursday that she has received a “deluge” of messages warning about Trump picking Romney, who earned scorn from Trump loyalists for his open criticism of the then-candidate through the GOP primary.
“I think a lot of the palace intrigue gets a little bit overblown in this stage,” Miller said, responding to speculation ignited by the tweet.
Trump will return to New York City for meetings Monday with eight more individuals that he is considering for positions in his administration, bringing the total number of meetings he has held to “more than 65,” according to Republican National Committee communications director and chief strategist Sean Spicer.
Included on that list are Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who is considered as a possible contender for Trump’s Homeland Security secretary.
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