Explaining some of Trump's early inner-circle picks

George Ajjan, a Republican strategist, said: “It’s entirely expected for Trump, having been scorned by so much of the Republican establishment, to reward lavishly those who climbed on board and never jumped ship. Gingrich and Giuliani have heavyweight credentials as well as a national profile and would thus be logical choices for prominent posts. “The same might be said of Chris Christie had it not been for the Bridgegate scandal that continues to dog him, although he may yet float down to Washington on a life raft from the good ship Trump. The other thing to watch is the role to be played by Mike Pence, who may turn out to be the most hands-on and influential VP in modern US history.”