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Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts Has A Meeting With Donald Trump

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Nov 18, 2016 10:00PM

Todd Ricketts, co-owners of the Chicago Cubs and member of a family of influential political donors, is among those slated for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump this weekend.

Trump's transition to the White House has gotten off to a rocky and at timesdownright dark start, but amid scrutiny over how he's begun scheduling and conducting meetings with political leaders, Trump's team is plowing ahead. Ricketts is slated to speak with Trump on Saturday in New Jersey, the same day he is also slated to talk to Mitt Romney, controversial former D.C. public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, and others, about potential political appointments.

"These meetings that the president-elect is holding are showing that he is meeting some of the best, brightest and most qualified people, not only to fill specific roles within the administration, but also to give advice and counsel," Trump spokesman Jason Miller told reporters in New York.

The Ricketts' family's place by Trump's side still strikes us as more than a bit awkward. The Ricketts helped fund an anti-Trump PAC during the Republican primary, and Trump lashed out with a cryptic Tweet about how the family "better watch out." Once Trump secured the nomination, family patriarch Joe Ricketts changed course and donated money to his campaign.