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Trump names budget director pick, slams media at Florida rally

President-elect Donald Trump said Friday evening at a victory tour rally in Florida that Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is his pick for budget director. Trump's choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget was first reported Friday afternoon and will be formally announced Monday. Mulvaney is a fiscal conservative with a background in law and finance. He is a member of the House Freedom Caucus who initially endorsed Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for president.

At the same Florida event, Trump recounted Election Day, mocking members of the media who were "like sweating and crying and throwing up all over the place" as it became clear he would win. Lowering his voice in imitation of a news anchor, Trump continued, "'We have bad news, ladies and gentlemen, Donald Trump —' and now the guy's getting sick, he's ready to throw up all over."

The president-elect also promised at the veteran-heavy Orlando event that America's military will no longer move "from one reckless intervention to another, to countries you've never heard of before." The interventionist foreign policy of recent years, he added, is "crazy and it's going to stop."