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What happened?

Donald J. Trump has been meeting with various political leaders in an effort to fill out his cabinet. Here’s a run-down of who they are:

Secretary of State: Mitt Romney met with Donald Trump early last week and emerged as the frontrunner for the position. However, on Thanksgiving Day, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway tweeted to acknowledge complaints about Romney and his lack of support for Trump during his race against Hillary Clinton.

Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos is a former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. The billionaire supported charters and privates over public schools in the past.

Ambassador to the United Nations: Nikki R. Haley, the governor of South Carolina. The daughter of immigrants from India, she was a prominent and frequent critic of Mr. Trump early in his run.

CIA Director: Mike Pompeo, House Representative of Kansas and a former Army officer. Pompeo is a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Attorney General: Jeff Sessions, senator of Alabama. Sessions is a strong proponent of strict immigration enforcement, reduced spending and tough-on-crime measures. His nomination for a federal judgeship in 1986 was rejected because of racially-charged comments and actions.

National Security Adviser: Michael T. Flynn, retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

White House Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus, Trump announced on Nov. 13 that he chose Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Chief Strategist: Stephen K. Bannon, on Nov. 13 Trump announced the appointment of Bannon, a right-wing media executive and the chairman of the president-elect’s campaign.

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