Spicer: 'People Are Drawn to Donald Trump...We Had Over 47,000 Resumes'

By Susan Jones | November 18, 2016 | 5:59am EST
A doorman talks with security personnel at the front entrance of Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - "Some of the best and brightest, the most capable people in this country, from business leaders to successful people in government, to outsiders, to people like Secretary Henry Kissinger" are flocking to Trump Tower to share their ideas with Donald Trump, his adviser Sean Spicer told CNN on Thursday.

"People are drawn to Donald Trump right now," Spicer said. "We had over 47,000 resumes at greatagain.gov. People want to be part of this administration. And you're seeing a number of these quality-caliber-type people come in and out, share their ideas with him, and then he is able to sit back and figure out who will be the best people to help enact that vision."

Spicer said not everyone who visits Trump is in line for a job. Sometimes it's just a "back-and-forth conversation," he said.

"In some cases, Mr. Trump has an idea of a way that he thinks that they could be part of his administration. In some cases, it's multiple positions. In some cases, frankly, it's just that really respects them and wants to hear their ideas and opinions."

Spicer said Trump is looking beyond who supported him and who didn't: "He wants to figure out who's the best people to enact a vision of change. And he will look at Republicans, Democrats, Independents, people who voted for him, people who voted against him. As long as they are committed to bringing change to Washington and making this country better, they're -- then they're -- they can be part of this team. That's all he cares about."

Spicer said Trump is completely committed "to have the best staff administration to enact change, and it doesn't matter to him what your political party was or where you stood in the primary. If you were the best person for that job, then he wants you as part of this team.

"And again, look at the caliber of people that continue to come in and out of Trump Tower over the last 48 hours and will continue to come in and out of and meet with him in the next coming weeks. It's unbelievable. And only a guy like Donald Trump could bring this level and this caliber of people to meet with him and to talk about how to enact real change."

Spicer said Trump "has met with or spoken to" 32 world leaders, including Japan's prime minister, who met with the president-elect at Trump Tower on Thursday.

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