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Cruz: 'Complete silliness’ to suggest Trump’s team is struggling

Cruz: 'Complete silliness’ to suggest Trump’s team is struggling
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas) on Thursday dismissed reports of turmoil in President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE's transition team, calling them "complete silliness." 

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“Any transition is like drinking from a fire hose,” the former GOP presidential candidate said on "Fox and Friends." "You have to do an incredible amount of work in a short amount of time. Nobody should be surprised there’s media elites trying to throw rocks at the president-elect and his transition team.”

Trump’s team is racing to ready the Republican for the Oval Office after his stunning victory over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden prepares to confront Putin Ending the same-sex marriage wars Trump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' MORE last week. The transition has not been without growing pains, however, with several prominent figures leaving or changing roles in recent days.

Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceHow to investigate Jan. 6 (and other politicized issues) without a commission On The Money: Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal, warn of time crunch Pence buys .9M home in Indiana MORE, for example, replaced Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) as head of the transition effort, a move that reportedly stalled momentum.

Pence has since ousted all lobbyists from the transition team, according to reports, while former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) left the operation Tuesday.

Trump pushed back against media reports that his transition program is struggling, lashing out at critics on Twitter on Tuesday.

“[A] very-organized process is taking place as I decide Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are."