Trump is catching some flak for referring to cabinet picks as 'finalists'

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President-elect Donald Trump is catching some flak for referring to his cabinet picks as "finalists," in a tweet sent from his Twitter account Tuesday night.

"Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!," the president-elect wrote.

Observers were apparently taken aback by the wording of that tweet. Several suggested Trump is treating the cabinet selection process like a contest.

The message was seen as an effort to downplay reports of turmoil within his transition team following Tuesday's shake-up that led to the ouster of several recently appointed members.

The New York Times also reported that Trump's transition was in disarray amid infighting.

Trump presidential campaign was notably smaller than any other in history. His transition team now has the Herculean task of filling some 4,000 federal staff positions.

Here's a glimpse at how Twitter reacted:

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Twitter reacts to Trump describing cabinet picks as 'finalists'
@realDonaldTrump does this mean there is a new season of the apprentice or
@realDonaldTrump This isn't a contest, dude. You're literally about to run the USA. Are you serious?
@realDonaldTrump doesn't sound so organized? Is this the apprentice???
.@realDonaldTrump maybe let America text in and vote then wait a day for the live results show?
@realDonaldTrump Welcome to Cabinet Apprentice, The Reality Show. Donald will give roses to all the "finalists"
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