Trump Meets With ‘King of Hollywood’ Ari Emanuel

Famed talent agent seeks to share concerns with president-elect and former client

Last Updated: November 20, 2016 @ 12:38 PM

As President-elect Donald Trump continued meetings at his Trump International Golf Club on Sunday in Bedminster Township, New Jersey, he welcomed Hollywood powerbroker Ari Emanuel.

Trump welcomed Emanuel on Sunday (pictured above), calling him a “king of Hollywood,” according to The New York Times.

Emanuel is the co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor talent agency and owner of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was famously portrayed by Jeremy Piven on the HBO series “Entourage” and is also the brother of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel — President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff.

Trump is continuing to work with his transition team to fill out cabinet and other jobs in his pending administration, though Ari Emanuel, who is a longtime Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, is not vying for a position at the White House, TheWrap has learned.

As Hollywood has been reeling from the election results, Emanuel is seeking common ground with Trump, who is a former client of WME. Emanuel seeks to share his and others’ concerns about Trump’s upcoming administration, insiders told TheWrap.

The president-elect told reporters that cabinet appointments “could very well happen” on Sunday, according to the Times, which pointed out that he is considering former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for secretary of state and retired Marine Corps. Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary.

Trump also had meetings with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, among others, the Times also reported.

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