Trump to conduct interviews for administration positions

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Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will be spending some of his Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago Florida resort interviewing potential candidates for positions in his administration, the media reported.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Trump was asked if he would be interviewing people this week for administration jobs, reports CNN.

"Yeah, we’ll have a few. Very happy with my Cabinet and people that work for me," he said, adding, "I’ll probably be changing a couple, maybe a few."

"But very little. Overall, we’re very happy," Trump told reporters.

It was reported last week that Trump was eyeing replacements for Chief of Staff John Kelly and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

He also has yet to nominate a permanent replacement for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with Matthew Whitaker serving in an acting capacity.

Trump did not say which positions he was talking to candidates about or who would be visiting the Florida resort.

Trump said the people who serve in his administration have gone on to be successful after leaving their positions, and pointed to former White House communications director Hope Hicks as an example.

"She’s become a very important person in the outside world," Trump said.

In October, Hicks accepted a job at Fox as the executive vice president and chief communications officer.

"People like doing interviews here," Trump said, referring to Mar-a-Lago as the "Southern White House".

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