Trump pushes back amid signs of infighting by transition team
President-elect Donald Trump rejected claims of chaos and infighting straining his transition, saying he is running a “very organized process.” His son, Eric Trump, said new appointments were likely right away, but other aides saw a slower process.
Trump has kept a low-profile since his stunning upset victory a week ago, letting advisers and allies set the tone. He has wielded his Twitter account as his main tool for disputing talk of his transition as unwieldy and unprepared. Despite his assurances, people close to the transition process described advisers “fighting for power” as the Republican plunges into the enormous task of setting up his administration.
Trump has effectively created two power centers in his White House even before taking office. He named Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and media mogul Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, calling them “equal partners.”