Trump appoints senior communications team

Sean Spicer.
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President-elect Donald Trump named his senior communications team on Thursday, appointing Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee communications director and chief strategist, to be his press secretary. Hope Hicks, who served as Trump's press secretary during his campaign, will be director of strategic communications, while Trump spokesman Jason Miller will be the director of communications, and Dan Scavino, a veteran of the Trump campaign's social media operation, will be the director of social media in Trump's White House.

Trump on Thursday also named his former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, to serve as counselor to the president, and on Wednesday named activist investor Carl Icahn as an adviser on regulatory issues. Trump also chose strident China critic Peter Navarro to head a new White House advisory council on trade and industrial policy.

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