Politics

Spicer: Trump Will Keep 50 Officials From Obama Administration At White House

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Sean Spicer said that Donald Trump will keep at least 50 officials from Barack Obama’s administration in their posts at the White House “for the time being.”

(Photo: MSNBC screen grab)

(Photo: MSNBC screen grab)

Donald Trump’s incoming press secretary made the announcement during a briefing Thursday.

Three of those 50 officials include big names like Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work and Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Department of the Treasury Adam Szubin.

Spicer noted the “high quality and caliber” of the men and women that the president-elect has nominated to his cabinet.