President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of a chief of staff is “imminent,” but will not be announced Saturday, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters in the Trump Tower lobby.
Of Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who was seen at Trump Tower earlier Saturday, Conway said, “I think Chairman Priebus has expressed an interest in the position. There are several people being considered. And it’s Mr. Trump’s decision ultimately.”
Conway wouldn’t comment on a tweet she’d sent out previously saying she’d been offered a position in the administration, according to the pool report.
When asked about Trump’s Saturday, Conway said he’d had “meetings, phone calls, conversations, interviews. What you would expect from a normal presidential transition.”
The president-elect met with Nigel Farage, former head of the United Kingdom Independence Party, on Saturday afternoon, a meeting Conway said was “very productive.”
“I think they enjoy each another’s company and they absolutely had an opportunity to talk about freedom and winning and what this all means for the world,” she said.
Conway was asked whether Trump has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin, to which she responded, “not that I’m aware of.”
Conway said Trump is planning to make his next public appearance in the upcoming couple of days. She added it’s “possible” Trump will schedule a victory tour and that they are working on the schedule.
“We feel busier than ever,” she said. “We felt pretty busy as the underdog pulling off the election. But we feel incredibly busy, going through transition and forming a government. People up there are working around the clock, so it’s exciting.”
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