By Alex Bregman
Dec. 9 was another busy day for the Trump transition. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City. Ryan, who had often been critical of Trump during the campaign, didn’t say much about what happened during the sit-down other than that it was “a very exciting meeting” and that “We’re very excited about getting to work and hitting the ground running in 2017.”
The transition team also confirmed that the president-elect will not be letting go of his hit reality show, “The Apprentice,” when he becomes president in January. He’ll remain one of the show’s executive producers. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will take Trump’s place as host. Senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defended Trump’s decision to remain involved with the CNN show. She said, “Were we so concerned about the hours and hours and hours spent on the golf course of the current president? I mean presidents have a right to do things in their spare time, in their leisure time.”
President-elect Trump was also back on the campaign trail. He held a rally in Baton Rouge, La., for the Republican Senate candidate, John Kennedy, who faces a runoff election on Saturday. Finally, from Louisiana, Trump will end his day in Grand Rapids, Mich., continuing his “Thank You” tour. Trump officially won the state of Michigan on Nov. 28.