The Heat: US President-elect Donald Trump’s challenges

The Heat

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and members of his proposed cabinet answer questions as they prepare to take office.

It was part substance and part theatre as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump met the media for his first formal news conference since the election. On the agenda – questions about potential conflicts of interest, computer hacking and Russia. Meanwhile, members of his proposed Cabinet – among them – Secretary of State Designate Rex Tillerson — sought approval from the U.S. Congress – answering questions on a host of issues.

CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.

To discuss the challenges facing the incoming Trump administration:

  • Alexander Nekrassov, Russian political analyst.
  • Lester Munson, served as staff director for the Republican Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and is currently a vice president with BGR Group, a strategic consulting firm.
  • Victor Gao, director of the China National Association of International Studies.
  • Afshin Molavi, a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The Heat: US President-elect Donald Trump’s challenges pt 1

The Heat: US President-elect Donald Trump’s challenges pt 1

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and members of his proposed cabinet answer questions as they prepare to take office. It was part substance and part theatre as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump met the media for his first formal news conference since the election. On the agenda – questions about potential conflicts of interest, computer hacking and Russia. Meanwhile, members of his proposed Cabinet – among them – Secretary of State Designate Rex Tillerson -- sought approval from the U.S. Congress – answering questions on a host of issues. CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg reports. To discuss the challenges facing the incoming Trump administration: Alexander Nekrassov, Russian political analyst. Lester Munson, served as staff director for the Republican Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and is currently a vice president with BGR Group, a strategic consulting firm. Victor Gao, director of the China National Association of International Studies. Afshin Molavi, a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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The Heat: US President-elect Donald Trump’s challenges pt 2

The Heat: US President-elect Donald Trump’s challenges pt 2

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and members of his proposed cabinet answer questions as they prepare to take office. It was part substance and part theatre as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump met the media for his first formal news conference since the election. On the agenda – questions about potential conflicts of interest, computer hacking and Russia. Meanwhile, members of his proposed Cabinet – among them – Secretary of State Designate Rex Tillerson -- sought approval from the U.S. Congress – answering questions on a host of issues. To discuss the challenges facing the incoming Trump administration: Alexander Nekrassov, Russian political analyst. Lester Munson, served as staff director for the Republican Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and is currently a vice president with BGR Group, a strategic consulting firm. Victor Gao, director of the China National Association of International Studies. Afshin Molavi, a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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