NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 12, 2016) (RESTRICTED POOL) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke on Monday (December 12) to former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina about the job of director of national intelligence, the New York Times reported, citing a senior Trump transition team member.
Fiorina, once a rival for the White House Republican nomination who clashed with Trump during primary debates, visited Trump Tower, and told reporters she had a “really productive meeting” with the president-elect.
“We talked about hacking whether it’s Chinese hacking or purported Russian hacking. We talked about the opportunity that the president-elect has to literally reset things. To reset the trajectory of this economy. To reset the role of government to reset America’s role in the world and how we’re perceived in the world. And I think that’s why he’s getting such fantastic people in his administration. The high quality of people that he’s named already says so much about his executive abilities but it also says that people recognize the opportunity that our new president elect has to really make a huge impact on people’s lives in this country and on events around the world,” Fiorina said.
Dr. Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of housing and urban development, also went to Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York for meetings.