The president-elect will likely keep the reins of the White House while he deals with his transition team, according to two people close to the president-tenths, who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations.
But as he moves into the second year of his presidency, Trump will likely be more focused on governing than campaigning, the two people said.
Trump is preparing to enter the Oval Office without his chief strategist Steve Bannon, who stepped down from his role earlier this month amid infighting over his views on immigration.
Trump will continue to work closely with his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, who will also serve as chief of the office of the president, according the two advisers.
Trump’s transition team is still developing policies and plans, according a person familiar with the deliberations.
Trump, who was born in 1946, has repeatedly called for more restrictions on immigration and has criticized a ban on Muslims entering the country, calling it a form of “Islamophobia.”
Trump’s picks to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency are among the more than 30 Cabinet officials who are likely to be named this week, according on Tuesday.
Trump has appointed a wide array of people to key positions in the departments, including Betsy DeVos as secretary of education and Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protect Agency.
Trump also is expected to nominate the nation’s top public lands and water managers, a person close to Trump said.
A new report out Tuesday by The Washington Post, which cited a source familiar with Trump’s thinking, said that the incoming president is considering his own ideas for managing the country’s vast federal land and water resources.
The Post report said that Trump is also weighing whether to appoint a commissioner for the Department the Interior Department.
The new report also said that, during the presidential transition, Trump was weighing the appointment of the first person to head the Department, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a Republican.
The president will also continue to appoint his Cabinet secretaries.
He will likely appoint a number of Cabinet officials, including two or three who could replace the ones who have already been tapped, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations and private conversations.
One of the people close who spoke on condition that they not be identified said that there is “no doubt” that Trump will nominate and confirm more cabinet picks than he has appointed in the past.
“There’s going to be a lot of them,” said the person, who also spoke on the condition that he not be named because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about internal deliberations on appointments.
But while Trump is likely to continue to pick and choose who to appoint, it will likely not be a “majority” of the cabinet, said the adviser, who is not affiliated with the transition team.
“I think it’s a very, very small group of people,” the adviser said of the potential picks.
Trump on Tuesday will take a break from his transition to meet with governors and other officials in several states, according an administration official.
The official said that while the president is not going to meet the governors directly, the president will meet with them in person and they will be given a briefing.
Trump was inaugurated to a resounding Republican reception at the White Street Theatre on Jan. 20, a few hours after the first inaugural crowd was supposed to gather.
But after a series of violent clashes and protests, the administration announced that it would not have any inauguration events in the city because of the unrest.
That decision prompted a backlash, with people who were planning to attend the inauguration calling on the president to cancel the event and invite more people to the event.
Trump and his advisers have also been meeting with governors, lawmakers and other political leaders in hopes of finding common ground on how to respond to the protests and other issues.