Trump resets his advisers as departure approaches

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Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed several of his close advisers to the boards of directors of public establishments, a sign that he is preparing his departure well despite his stubborn refusal to acknowledge his defeat.

The outgoing president, who is due to hand over the keys of the White House to his successor, Joe Biden, on January 20, has notably placed his former ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who is also one of his most fervent defenders in the media , on the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Memorial in Washington.

His very close advisor Hope Hicks, who already worked for the Trump Organization before joining the first presidential campaign of the New York billionaire in 2015 when she was only 26, will join the board of directors of Fulbright. Foreign Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship program for foreign students in the United States and for American students abroad.

As for the very discreet former spokeswoman for the White House Stephanie Grisham, she joins the National Council for Educational Sciences, an advisory body.

According to a press release announcing more than 40 nominations, which is in addition to others, similar, in recent weeks, Donald Trump has also placed Pam Bondi on the board of directors of the prestigious John F. Kennedy arts center in Washington. This former Florida attorney general was part of the legal team tasked with defending the president during his Senate impeachment trial and most recently joined the one who fought her legal battle against the election of Joe Biden.

Despite the failure of almost all of his legal remedies, the certification of the results in each state and their validation by the electorate, the outgoing Republican president continues to claim, without the slightest proof, that he won the November ballot. . Speculation is rife about his steps – doomed to failure, according to virtually all observers – to overturn the verdict of the ballot box.

The outgoing president was not clear on whether he would attend the Democratic President-elect’s inauguration ceremony on January 20, but he still indicated he would leave the White House at the end of his term.

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