Alex Swoyer

Alex Swoyer

Donald Trump to Issue Economic Development Message

The President-elect’s other meetings on Wednesday include: David Rubenstein, Ike Perlmutter, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who will meet with Trump about reforming Obamacare, and Ronald Lauder, the President of World Jewish Congress.

President-elect Donald Trump stands at the entrance of Mar-a-Lago and waves to reporters after meeting with Carlyle Group co-founder and co-CEO David Rubenstein, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (

Trump Ally Apologizes for Controversial Comments Made ‘at an Emotional Moment’

Carl Paladino’s apology comes after a New York publication revealed his response to four questions, where Paladino said he hoped President Obama died and Michelle Obama would “return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”

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Stephen Miller to Write Trump’s Inaugural Speech

Stephen Miller, who worked for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) prior to joining Trump’s campaign, wrote speeches for Trump for his campaign rallies as well as his address at the Republican National Convention.

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Jerry Falwell Jr.: Rex Tillerson’s Position on Social Issues Not Relevant

“[Tillerson’s] position on social issues I don’t believe are relevant in the position of secretary of state,” Jerry Falwell, Jr. stated during an appearance on Fox News. “I don’t think he’ll ever have to weigh in on any of those issues. I think he’s going to be out cutting deals like he did as the CEO of a global enterprise with Exxon.”

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Trump Team Responds to Carl Paladino’s ‘Reprehensible’ Comments about Obamas

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team responded to Carl Paladino’s racist remarks that he allegedly made about President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to ArtVoice, a New York publication, saying that in 2017 he would like President Obama to die, and Michelle Obama to “return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”

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Trump Focuses on Trade Representative: Meets with Jovita Carranza

President-elect Donald Trump is meeting on Tuesday with Jovita Carranza, the founder and CEO of the JCR Group and former deputy administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, as he focuses on who will be his administration’s trade representative.

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Trump Team: ‘No Decision Yet’ on IRS Commissioner

“Obviously, this is an important one considering all of the issues the American taxpayers have had with the IRS, so as soon as we have an announcement or if we’re allowed to put out some of the potential news on that front, we will. But, no decision on that front has been made yet,” Miller tells reporters.

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Donald Trump Heading to Mar-a-Lago, Spending Christmas with Family

“The President-elect will be in Mar-a-Lago this evening and I would expect him…to be in Palm Beach for most of, if not all of this next week,” Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller told reporters on Friday morning, adding that Trump will spend Christmas with his family.

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