Trump Picks 2 Women for His Cabinet

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos are the latest picks by Trump.
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Next, president-elect Donald Trump and his family have already made their holiday getaway. Arriving last night at the airport in palm beach, Florida. They're spending Thanksgiving at their mar-a-lago resort. For Mr. Trump, it is also a working holiday. He's named two new members of his cabinet. ABC's Mary Bruce is in palm beach tonight. Reporter: Tonight, Donald Trump's luxury mar-a-lago resort, now a secure Florida fortress. The president-elect releasing a Thanksgiving video message. It's my prayer that on this Thanksgiving we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve. Reporter: After announcing five white men as his first round of hires, today, a jolt of diversity. Trump nominating two women to join his cabinet. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley to be his ambassador to the united nations, and Republican mega-donor and school choice activist Betsy Devoss for secretary of education. Both women deeply critical of trump during the campaign. Donald Trump is everything we hear and teach our kids not to do in kindergarten. Reporter: But Haley ultimately came around. While I won't pretend to have always been the president-elect's biggest cheerleader, I did vote for him. And I was absolutely thrilled to see him win. Reporter: At 44 years old, she's the youngest governor in the country. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she led the charge to remove the confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol. Still, Haley has virtually no foreign policy experience. And trump has been openly hostile towards the U.N. The united nations is not a friend of democracy. It's not a friend to freedom. It's not a friend even to the United States of America. Reporter: Today, trump praised Haley's track record of bringing people together. If she's confirmed, she would be replaced by South Carolina's lieutenant governor, Henry Mcmaster, one of trump's first prominent supporters. The new picks come with trump softening on a host of campaign promises, including his pledges to repeal Obamacare. Promise Kus Hillary Clinton. Pull out of the Paris climate change deal. And reinstate torture. He's also hedging on his vow to separate himself from his business empire. Nothing is written. In other words, in theory, I can be president of the United States and run my business 100%, sign checks on my business. I could run my business perfectly, and then run the country perfectly. Reporter: Trump still insists he'll focus on the presidency while his children run the family business. Mary Bruce joins now from Florida. And Mary, we're hearing tonight, there may also be a role for Dr. Ben Carson in the administration. Reporter: That's right. Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon says he's been offered multiple positions, including the secretary of housing and urban development. Now, last week Carson said taking a role in government would make him a fish out of water. But today, he tweeted that an announcement is forthcoming. Byron? Mary, thank you. Of course, president-elect trump has yet to name a secretary of state. The most prominent member of the cabinet. ABC's Jon Karl joins us now. And Jon, there's a real split in the trump team about who should get this job. Reporter: There sure is, Byron. I'm told, it has come down to two prominent Republicans. Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. You really couldn't have more of a stark choice. On the one hand, Mitt Romney was one of trump's harshest critics during the campaign. But some transition aides are arguing that he would be a bridge to Republicans and others who did not support trump. I'm told that trump is warming to that idea. On the other hand, nobody was more loyal than Rudy Giuliani and some transition aides are arguing that his brash style makes him exactly the kind of dealmaker that trump says he wants. I'm told that trump is genuinely torn. Jon, thank you. Meanwhile, the presidential ballots are still being counted.

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