Internal disagreements over key Cabinet appointments have split the Trump transition team, with one source describing it as a “knife fight.”
At stake are internal West Wing positions and key national security posts.
The disagreements highlight the dilemma faced by Trump, who is now torn between a campaign promise to shake up Washington and the need to build a national security team with policy experience.
Possible candidates for secretary of state include Rudy Giuliani and John Bolton. Retired Gen. Michael Flynn is a possible national security adviser pick, and Sen. Jeff Sessions may be in the running for secretary of defense or attorney general.
“According to NBC News reporter Alexandra Jaffe, Trump responded to a question about the problem of “black-on-black crime” during the pre-taped event by saying that he would “do stop-and frisk.”
“We did it in New York,” he said. “It worked incredibly well and you have to be proactive.” MORE