WASHINGTON - US President-elect Donald Trump announced on Friday that he is preparing "very important decisions" on the formation of his government after a new night of protests by thousands of people in several cities across the country, reported AFP. After Thursday's meeting with President Barack Obama, the president-elect is ahead of his Cabinet definition and announced that the coordinator of the team responsible for transition planning is Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who replaces the Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.
Trump, through a message on Twitter, where he has 14.6 million followers, said: "A busy day in New York. I will soon make very important decisions about the people who will lead our Government. "
In a statement on the transition group he said: "Our team's mission will be clear: to bring together the most qualified group of successful leaders who will be able to implement our change agenda in Washington. Together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding this nation, specifically jobs, security and opportunity. This team will get to work immediately to make America great again. "
The president-elect has a little more than two months to form his team, although the most important positions still have to be confirmed by the full Senate and as the Republican Party controls the two chambers of Congress, no appointment difficulties are expected.
The three names most mentioned so far are those of Christie, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, all heavyweights of the Republican Party and who supported Trump during the campaign, although AFP says that Christie's departure from the transition team suggests that he could be ruled out in the new government.
The French news agency also said that Trump also had a fundamental bridge in meeting with current House Speaker Paul Ryan, with whom he maintained cold and tense relations during the campaign.
This Friday, Trump spoke for seven or eight minutes with French President François Hollande in a conversation cantered on topics of common interest to the two countries, reported the office of the French presidency: the fight against terrorism, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and the Paris agreement on the climate.
Meanwhile, the White House said on Friday that Obama will meet with his European allies on his three-country tour next week, and will hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Peru.
This Friday, in a tribute to US soldiers killed in combat, Obama again insisted on the need to support the national union.
The election campaign, Obama said, "revealed differences across the country. But when the election is over, we must find ways to unite it again, to connect one to the other. "
However, on Thursday night, thousands of people returned to the streets in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Dallas and Portland, among others, to express their frustration at the election of Trump. In general, the protests were peaceful, but in Portland there were isolated incidents of violence and police arrested 26 people.
This Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who aspired to the Democratic nomination for the presidency and who was considered to have performed better than Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump, attributed the Republican victory to the liberal democrat elite's failure to represent the workers.
Sanders, bent on rebuilding the Democratic Party that has been hit by the results of the 2016 general election, said: "I think it's a shame for the entire Democratic Party that millions of white working people decided to vote for Mr. Trump, which suggests that the Democratic message of defending workers no longer has much influence among the workers in this country, "the ex-presidential candidate told the AP.
"You cannot be a party that says that we are in favour of the workers, we are in favour of the needs of the young people, but we do not have the courage to face up to Wall Street and the multimillion-dollar class," Sanders added. "People do not believe that, you have to decide which side you are on."
Translated by ESTI