Donald Trump is revealing with dropper the names of those who will be members of his future government. The latter is the banker Steven Mnuchin, a former official of Goldman Sachs, which announced on Wednesday who will be the new Treasury Secretary in the Executive of the Tycoon.
Mnuchin also confirmed the appointment of Wilbur Ross at the head of the Department of Commerce, responsible officer for managing US industrial policy. “We are very honored to have been appointed to these positions”, said Mnuchin. Their charges must be confirmed even by the team of the newly elected US President.
Neither Ross nor Mnuchin have exercised political charges before, although both have shown their support for Donald Trump throughout the election campaign. In fact, Ross (79) worked for years with the president-elect, during the time when several of his casinos went through financial difficulties.
From the month of January, the two bankers will be responsible for implementing economic policy designed by Trump, with special attention to the future of international trade agreements and employment in the industrial sector of the country. To these two key points joins the initiative to reduce taxes on businesses and households in order to stimulate consumption, investment and growth.
The names of Mnuchin and Ross are in addition to other appointments that have been known in recent days. Sen. Jeff Sessions will be the future US Attorney General (position equivalent to that secretary of Justice), whose appointment as a judge was blocked by Congress 30 years ago by his sympathies toward the racist organization Ku Klux Klan.
Lieutenant general Mike Flynn, former head of military intelligence, work as national security adviser, while Congressman Mike Pompeo be the next director of the CIA, the largest spy agency in the country.
Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina and a critical figure with Trump during his campaign, will be the US ambassador to the UN; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education and Republican Congressman Tom Price will take over as secretary of Health and Human Services.