No sooner had networks projected Donald Trump would be the 45th president of the United States than speculation began about who would be in his Cabinet.
But already informed sources in Trump's circle say they have been talking about potential Cabinet and other senior administration officials for months.
Typically, Republican presidents draw heavily from the ranks of former Republican presidential administrations. Insiders tell me this won't be the case for President Trump.
"Unless you strongly backed Donald, he will be looking for fresh, outside-the-box thinkers," the source said. "He picked his campaign staff that way. He thinks that's the best way to go"
Trump also loves to be around people "he's comfortable with."
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Trump made that clear when he made his VP pick. Ohio Gov. John Kasich was the establishment favorite.
"But Donald thought he was a little weird, so that ended," a close Trump friend tells me.
Trump does not want "yes" men either. Donald likes people who disagree with him. For example, Rudy Giuliani is no one's yes man, but Trump listens to him and respects him.
In official Washington, speculation on Wednesday morning was focused on top level positions at the Cabinet and beyond.
Here's some of the people being discussed:
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John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax.
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