President-elect Donald Trump is "focused on taking over as president," and it will be complicated to get his business interests in place in time for a planned press conference on Dec. 15, his communications director Jason Miller said Wednesday.
"One of the things he made clear both on Twitter and in our conversation, he's so focused on taking over as president," Miller told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "That is his only focus, the only thing he's worried on. He's completely getting out of the business, handing it over to the family. He'll be fighting for the American people around the clock. That will be the focus."
Early Wednesday, Trump revealed through a series of tweets that he'll be leaving his business interests. The first tweet was a cliffhanger, but he followed them with posts indicating he'll turn his enterprises over to his adult children.
But doing that will take some time, Miller emphasized.
"I think one of the important things to keep in mind is for someone who's been so successful, who has so many different deals, so many properties and so many different investments, it takes a while to move that along," said Miller. "So it really goes to part of the reason why he won, because he's not a politician. It's complicated to get that done right."
Miller also on Wednesday lauded the news that United Technologies Corp had reached a deal with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, also the governor of Indiana, to keep almost 1,000 jobs at its Carrier Corp air conditioner plant in Indianapolis.
"To think that they're able to work with Carrier before they've even been sworn in to make this happen, this is the power of the presidency," said Miller. "This is the power of a team coming in that is so focused on our economy and helping to create and save American jobs, to protect American jobs that are here. This saves a thousand jobs. This is huge."
Miller said there will be more announcements with other companies deciding to keep jobs in the United States, while pointing to Trump's choices to head up Treasury and Commerce as critical in this effort.
Steve Mnuchin, tapped as Trump's choice for Treasury, is the architect of the president-elect's tax plan, said Miller, and "knows down to every detail, every aspect of the code.
"He's the one who understands how the system has been rigged against the American worker. He's the one that can lead that tax reform. We're going to fundamentally change the tax code and bring taxes down for everybody."
And Wilbur Ross, Trump's pick for secretary of Commerce, is the "living embodiment" of Trump's "Art of the Deal," said Miller.
"He's helped to save and protect American jobs, taking failing companies and turning them around," said Miller.
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