President-elect Donald Trump named two top advisers to his administration on Sunday, tapping Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus for Chief of Staff and Steve Bannon, the Trump campaign CEO and executive chairman of Breitbart News, as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor. As the Trump transition team continues to move forward, many Americans are wondering just who Mr. Trump might add to his growing administration. Brad Blakeman, former advisor to President George W. Bush and member of the Bush transition team joined Kilmeade and Friends today to discuss how he feels about Trump's picks so far and what names we might expect to see added to the growing list of Trump team members.
When Brian Kilmeade asked Blakeman about the importance of the first 60 days of Trump's presidency, he said, "On January 20th at 12:01 Trump takes over and you have to have a staff in place and ability to lead from day one. There's no time to waste and the first 100 days of the presidency will define the four years. So it's imperative that every day counts."
Blakeman on if the Bush family and other Republicans wishing Trump the best after he was elected changes things:
Everybody's got to come together to make our country great again. It's not only Republicans, it takes Democrats, Independents and everyone in between. And now is the time to wish our country the best and the best way we can move forward is attracting the best and brightest people from a wide swath of talent. And we need a diverse government but we need an effective government and most importantly we need people loyal to the president to serve him.
Blakeman also stated, "There is no doubt that Donald Trump has the ability now to get very good talent and surround himself with people who can get the job done," and then listed some of the appointments he believes are most important to fill. Listen below to find out what they are: