Trump, Pence Head to Church; Will Meet With More Officials

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 20, 2016 Updated: November 20, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a church service on Sunday in New Jersey, and reporters were not allowed inside the chapel.

The two have been working from Bedminster, New Jersey, to select people to lead Trump’s upcoming administration, The Associated Press reported.

On Sunday morning, Trump and Pence left Trump’s golf club there after 10 a.m. and entered the nearby Lamington Presbyterian Church.

Trump staff said the church requested that reporters not go inside the church.

Trump and Pence are slated to meet with about a dozen officials. They are to meet with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani—both were supporters of Trump during his campaign.

The Republican National Committee’s Chief Strategist and Communications Director, Sean Spicer, and Trump spokesman Jason Miller named individuals who are set to meet with the president-elect and the vice president-elect, according to Breitbart News.

They include:

  • Ari Emanuel
  • Peter Kirsanow
  • Johnathon Gray
  • Kris Kobach
  • Wilbur Ross
  • Gov. Chris Christie
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Robert Johnson
  • David McCormick
  • TW Shannon
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
  • Gen. John F. Kelly

Early on Sunday, Pence said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is “under active consideration” by Trump to be nominated as Trump’s secretary of state, “along with some other very distinguished Americans.”

During an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Pence said that Romney’s recent meeting with Trump on Saturday was a “warm and substantive” exchange. He said the two spent about an hour together.

Pence said that overall, “it was a cordial meeting.”

Pence also noted that the repealing of President Barack Obama’s health care law is the new administration’s first priority.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.