President-elect Trump announced the addition of 10 new transition staff and executive committee members on Thursday, including former "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

President-elect Trump announced the addition of 10 new transition staff and executive committee members on Thursday, adding former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault and Oracle CEO Safra Catz to the team.

Trump announced he had elevated Bryan Lanza, a Citizens United alum who joined David Bossie in departing the conservative group for the campaign in June, to the role of deputy communications director for the transition team. Lanza formerly oversaw the campaign’s surrogate operation.

To the executive committee of his transition, Trump’s new additions included former Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., Tom Dadey, chairman of the Onondaga County Republican Committee in New York and former member of the Republican platform committee from Trump’s convention, and Rep. Amata Coleman Radewagen, R-American Samoa.

The newest members of Trump’s transition team are italicized below.

Vice Chairs:

  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Dr. Ben Carson
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
  • Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, USA (Ret.)
  • Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich
  • Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
  • Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.
  • Incoming Deputy National Security Advisor Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland
  • Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.
  • U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
  • U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Executive Committee:

  • Sheriff Butch Anderson
  • Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa.
  • Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
  • Safra Catz
  • Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y.
  • Tom Dadey
  • Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  • Jared Kushner
  • Nick Langworthy
  • Omarosa Manigault
  • Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa.
  • Mike McCormack
  • Rebekah Mercer
  • Joe Mondello
  • Steven Mnuchin
  • Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.
  • Rep. Amata Coleman Radewagen, R-American Samoa
  • Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla.
  • Anthony Scaramucci
  • Pastor Darrell Scott
  • Kiron Skinner
  • John Sweeney
  • Peter Thiel
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Eric Trump
  • Ivanka Trump
  • RNC Chairman and incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus
  • Trump Campaign CEO and incoming Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President, Stephen K. Bannon

Staff Leadership:

Trump hits 'foolish' Josh Earnest at Pennsylvania rally

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HERSHEY, Pa. — President-elect Trump attacked White House press secretary Josh Earnest Thursday night after Earnest criticized Trump for claiming Russia did nothing to interfere with the November presidential election.

“This foolish guy, Josh Earnest, I don’t know if he’s talking to President Obama,” Trump said. “You know, having the right press secretary — so important, because he is so bad the way he delivers a message.”

“He can deliver a positive message and it sounds bad,” Trump said. “He could say ‘ladies and gentlemen, today we have totally defeated ISIS,’ and it wouldn’t sound good.

12/15/16 9:01 PM

  • Nick Ayers, Senior Advisor, Vice President-elect
  • David Bossie, Deputy Executive Director
  • Aaron Chang, Advance Lead
  • Steven Cheung, Director of Rapid Response
  • Kellyanne Conway, Senior Advisor
  • Rick Dearborn, Executive Director
  • AJ Delgado, Senior Advisor
  • Jeff DeWit, Special Advisor for Operations
  • Jessica Ditto, Deputy Communications Director
  • George Gigicos, Director of Advance
  • Michael Glassner, Special Advisor for Operations
  • Stephanie Grisham, Press Director
  • Hope Hicks, National Press Secretary
  • Bryan Lanza, Deputy Communications Director
  • Don McGahn, General Counsel
  • Jason Miller, Communications Director
  • Stephen Miller, National Policy Director
  • Katrina Pierson, Senior Advisor
  • Josh Pitcock, Senior Advisor, Vice President-elect
  • Dan Scavino, Director of Social Media
  • Marc Short, Senior Advisor, Vice President-elect
  • Sean Spicer, Senior Communications Advisor
  • Kiron Skinner, Senior Advisor
  • Katie Walsh, Senior Advisor

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