The Latest: Trump calls for togetherness in Thanksgiving address

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WASHINGTON — The Latest on Donald Trump’s transition to a presidency (all times EST):

5:50 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump is pursuit for togetherness in a Thanksgiving residence posted on amicable media.

In a summary expelled Wednesday, Trump says a republic has only finished a “long and bruising” debate and that “tensions don’t only reanimate overnight.”

Trump says he is praying that on Thanksgiving a nation will “begin to reanimate a groups and pierce brazen strengthened by common purpose.”

He adds that with a domestic debate over, it’s time for a “great inhabitant debate to reconstruct a country.”

Trump did not fact any of his skeleton in a holiday address. He is appointing tip administration officials as he readies for a Jan inauguration.


5:20 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump is staid to offer a position of commerce secretary to a control of a private-equity firm, Wilbur Ross.

A comparison Trump central says Trump is about to make a offer. The central isn’t certified to publicly plead a matter and requests anonymity.

The 78-year-old Ross met with Trump over a weekend during a president-elect’s golf bar in New Jersey.

Ross is authority and arch strategist of private-equity organisation W.L. Ross Co., that is famous for shopping unwell firms and mostly mixing them.

The billionaire assimilated Trump’s mercantile advisory organisation in June. He is maybe best famous for merging several broke steel manufacturers in 2002.

-Associated Press author Jonathan Lemire


5 p.m.

A organisation of choosing lawyers and information experts are seeking a Hillary Clinton debate to call for a relate of a opinion totals in 3 bridgehead states to safeguard that a cyberattack wasn’t committed to manipulate a totals.

Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania all have razor-thin margins. There is no justification that a formula were hacked or that electronic voting machines were compromised.

The Clinton debate on Wednesday did not respond to a ask for criticism as to either they would petition for a relate before a 3 states’ fast-approaching deadlines to ask for one. Researcher J. Alex Halderman says a groups have no justification of a cyberattack or voting irregularities though consider a relate should be finished anyway to discharge any possibility.


4:30 p.m.

Two of President-elect Donald Trump’s many outspoken congressional critics are seeking a Government Accountability Office to control a wide-ranging examination of what they’re describing as his “chaotic” transition to a presidency.

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland wish to know a intensity impact of Trump’s “refusal” to set adult a normal blind trust to forestall conflicts of interests.

In a minute sent Wednesday to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, they ask either Trump has conducted Trump Organization business during a transition. They’re also seeking if any intensity conflicts have influenced process positions.

Trump has not nonetheless taken any grave stairs to stretch himself from his general business land as experts in both parties advise of intensity conflicts of interest.


3:30 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. envoy to a United Nations is good news for a state’s major governor, himself an early Trump supporter.

Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster is praising Trump’s decision. If Haley is reliable by a Senate, McMaster will take Haley’s place as arch executive of South Carolina.

That means McMaster gets a graduation in his state interjection to a president-elect.

McMaster permitted Trump brazen of a South Carolina primary, giving Trump a boost from an investiture Republican. Haley herself didn’t behind Trump early in a campaign, preferring Sen. Marco Rubio and afterwards Sen. Ted Cruz.

In a matter Wednesday, McMaster says Haley “will be an impulse to all who trust in a American dream, during home and around a world.” He didn’t residence how her new pursuit will rouse him to a governor’s office.


1 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump has comparison a licence propagandize disciple and GOP donor from Michigan to be preparation secretary.

Betsy DeVos becomes a second lady comparison to fill a mark in Trump’s Cabinet. Earlier Wednesday, Trump named South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. envoy to a United Nations progressing in a day.

Both selections need Senate confirmation.

Trump calls DeVos “a shining and ardent preparation advocate.”

DeVos heads a advocacy organisation American Federation for Children. She’s famous for ancillary licence schools and vouchers.

Before Trump’s announcement, some conservatives were angry about DeVos’ ties to a domestic establishment. They also warned that she formerly upheld Common Core standards that Trump railed opposite during a campaign.

The 58-year-old DeVos is a former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman. Her husband, Dick, is an successor to a Amway happening and a former association president.


12:20 p.m.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence has visited a village kitchen in Indianapolis — and he’s earnest an 80-year-old proffer a float on a supervision craft he uses.

Pence and his wife, Karen, have toured a Second Helpings kitchen, where they thanked a few dozen volunteers before chopping adult some vegetables.

When proffer John Spitznogle asked Pence about removing a float on Air Force One, Pence responded he would line one adult aboard a clamp president’s plane.

The Pences devise to spend Thanksgiving Day in Mississippi, where their son, Michael, is in Marine Corps commander training.


11:40 a.m.

Turkey’s boss is accusing anti-Donald Trump protesters in Western nations of not respecting democracy or a outcome of a U.S. election.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH’-jehp TY’-ihp UR’-doh-wahn) also suggests that any personality who doesn’t offer a West’s interests is denounced as a despot.

He done a comments in Ankara, Turkey, during assembly of a Organization for Islamic Cooperation.

Erdogan said: “In America they started pursuit Trump a dictator. In several countries of a Europe they spilled into a streets and started observant ‘dictator.’ Why aren’t we respecting a formula of a list box?”


10:30 a.m.

Britain’s U.N. Ambassador says he looks brazen to operative closely with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, newly comparison to paint a United States during a universe body.

Matthew Rycroft praised Haley’s record as administrator of South Carolina and likely a attribute between a dual countries “will continue to go from strength to strength.” Haley contingency be reliable for a pursuit by a Senate.

Rycroft told reporters Wednesday that “we literally lay corresponding in a Security Council and we will continue to be shoulder to shoulder.”

Britain and a U.S. are among a 5 permanent, veto-wielding members of a 15-seat council, along with China, France and Russia.


9:30 a.m.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she is usurpation President-elect Donald Trump’s preference of her to be envoy to a United Nations out of a “sense of duty.”

Haley says in a matter Wednesday she will sojourn in her stream pursuit until she is reliable by a U.S. Senate. The Republican administrator says she is confident that she will leave South Carolina on a “very clever footing.”

Haley became South Carolina’s initial womanlike and initial minority administrator when she took bureau in 2011.

She says she will “be perpetually grateful” that South Carolinians “took a possibility on a little-known, 38-year old, minority, womanlike governor.”

She has dual years remaining in her tenure. South Carolina boundary a governors to dual terms.

Haley spent most of a debate deteriorate criticizing Trump. But on Monday she pronounced nothing of that came adult during their assembly final week in New York.


8:45 a.m.

President-elect Donald Trump says he intends to commission Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina to be a subsequent U.S. envoy to a United Nations.

The pursuit requires Senate approval. If that happens, Haley would turn a initial womanlike — and initial nonwhite — Cabinet-level central in his administration. She’s a daughter of Indian immigrants.

Trump says in a matter that Haley is “a proven dealmaker and we demeanour brazen to creation copiousness of deals.” Trump says Haley “will be a good personality representing us on a universe stage.”

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