Donald Trump Meeting with Ari Emanuel as Part of His Weekend of Meetings

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President-elect Donald Trump is slated to meet on Sunday with Ari Emanuel his former talent agent who represented him when he was on The Apprentice.

Emanuel is the co-CEO of the entertainment and sports powerhouse WME-IMG and brother of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. Aside from representing the former reality star, WME also purchased the Miss Universe pageant from him. He was spotted at the trump National Golf Course in New Jersey on Sunday where Donald Trump has been all weekend meeting with various potential cabinet picks and advisers.

Despite some speculation, the two did not meet in regards to a potential cabinet position. Emanuel simply wanted to meet with Trump to address some concerns, and provide his point of view to Trump as he forms his new administration.

According to the New York Times, the president-elect told reporters that appointments “could very well happen” on Sunday and then introduced Emanuel as “the king of Hollywood.”

The talent agent is a Democrat and supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the election. Prior to being elected as Chicago mayor, his brother served as President Obama’s chief of staff.

Also of recent presidential relevance is that WME represents the musical ‘Hamilton’ and its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who have been the target of much of social media’s attention this weekend because of their message for the Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he attended the show on Friday night.

While Pence appeared on Fox News being very complimentary of the musical and saying that he took no offense to the cast’s message which was delivered at the end of the performance as Pence was starting to leave by one of its stars, Brandon Victor Dixon, Trump seemed to lose his temper at the news tweeting his displeasure, calling the show overrated, twice demanding that the cast apologize, and even declaring the theater a safe zone — apparently, he meant safe from free speech.

It is highly unlikely that Mr. Trump will get his wish.


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