Mr Trump moved to broaden his cabinet's base on Wednesday, nominating two women, including South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley - whose parents are Sikh immigrants from India - as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump added that he's "MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!" In short, for many, the message felt like an ineffective call for togetherness from the president-elect, who previously seemed to make it his mission to homogenize America's people.
After Thanksgiving Day, Trump and his transition team are expected to turn their attention back to building his administration.
He tapped Fox News analyst Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland to serve as deputy national security adviser and campaign attorney Donald McGahn as White House counsel.
Trump had two meetings with members of the media as well as with candidates for posts in his administration.
This was the first step many believe towards a more conciliatory uniting approach being taken towards healing the country after a divisive campaign, and to ease fears in parts of the electorate of what a Trump administration might look like. Both are subject to Senate confirmation.
The US president-elect, who targeted whole groups during the campaign and has continued attacking opponents via Twitter since the vote, recorded a video released by his transition team.
Trump and Pence were "spending significant time" on the secretary of state pick, spokesman Jason Miller told reporters before the Thanksgiving break.
On Wednesday, Mr Trump continued to make new appointments.
Trump, who vowed during the campaign to "drain the swamp" of special interests corrupting Washington, has set $1 million donation limits for corporations and no limits for individual donors, according to an official on the Presidential Inaugural Committee with direct knowledge of tentative fundraising plans.
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Stein announced on her website that she has raised enough money to fund recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and was pursuing additional funding to do the same in MI.
Despite being fiery towards her apparent lack of trust and use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State, in Trump's Thanksgiving video, he moved to close the gap of divisiveness only widened by his victory 15 days ago.
President-elect Donald Trump won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by narrow margins and has a small lead in MI.
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And Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, tweeted, "Trump has chosen the most ideological, anti-public ed nominee since the creation of the Dept of Education".
Mr Trump is expected to pick billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to lead the commerce department.
Under Wisconsin law, Stein's campaign must show a basis for the recount in that state and cover costs. Since arriving at his Palm Beach estate on Wednesday, the president-elect has spoken to the prime ministers of Greece, Hungary and Sweden, along with the presidents of Panama and Slovenia.
He is expected to return to his New York City home on Sunday.