US President-elect Donald Trump announced on Tuesday (15 November) the members of his Presidential Inaugural Committee. The committee will be tasked with planning all the events and activities surrounding the inauguration of Trump and his vice president Mike Pence on 20 January 2017.
Trump choose financier and private equity investor Thomas Barrack Jr to serve as committee chairman, a statement from his camp said. Barrack founded Colony Capital and previously served as deputy undersecretary of the Department of Interior under the Reagan Administration. He has also served as an economic and national security adviser to Trump, the statement said.
Joining Barrack will be Roy Bailey and Lew Eisenberg as finance co-chairmen.
Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee will also include 17 finance vice-chairs, including: Sheldon Adelson, Miriam Adelson, Brian Ballard, Gentry Beach, Elliot Broidy, Robert Grand, Diane Hendricks, Tommy Hicks, Gail Icahn, Woody Johnson, Laurie Perlmutter, Phil Ruffin, Anthony Scaramucci, Ambassador Mel Sembler, Ray Washburne, Ambassador Ron Weiner and Steve Wynn.
According to the statement, Trump will make additional appointments to the committee at a later date.
BloombergPolitics reporter Matt Negrin noted on Twitter that Trump and Sheldon Adelson have not always been on the best of terms. A year ago, Trump tweeted: "Sheldon Adelson is looking to give big dollars to Rubio because he feels he can mould him into his perfect puppet. I agree!"
Adelson is not the only one who has clashed with Trump in the past. Scaramucci joined Trump's campaign effort in May 2016 but was a known Trump critic when the real estate mogul announced his candidacy.
According to Vanity Fair, Scaramucci called Trump "hack politician" and predicted his campaign would "eventually implode" during an interview with Fox Business Network.
Earlier this week, Trump made his first administration appointments, choosing RNC chairman Reince Preibus as his White House chief of staff and former Brietbart News chief Steve Bannon as his chief strategist.
Trump also announced his transition team on Friday (11 November), with Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the helm.