At a congressional luncheon after his swearing in on Jan. 20, President Trump briefly spoke about his Cabinet. "I see my generals," he said. "These are central casting. If I'm doing a movie, I'd pick you general, General Mattis."
President Trump signed an executive order instituting a hiring freeze on all nonmilitary federal employees. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during a press briefing that the move "counters the dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in recent years."