>>> welcome back to "squawk box" this morning. president-elect donald trump is nominating steven mnuchin as his treasury secretary. wilbur ross as commerce secretary. both joined us right here on "squawk box" earlier this hour. >> did you ever think, wilbur ross, that you'd work for the government? >> i didn't think i'd ever have a boss again. >> joining us right now is ariana huffington and now announcing it today, cofounder and ceo of thrive global. i want to get really quick your reaction. i don't know if you know steven mnuchin or have a reaction politically to where we are right now. >> i don't know him. it's interesting he's both wall street and hollywood. he helped finance which feeds the trump profile. he was the finance chair. so far what he said to you today on the set does not match the trump populism. >> i want you to come back at some point to just talk politics and former "huffington post." but i want to talk thrive global this morning. today you're launching. explain to...
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he's snot old. he's our friend for a long time i meant. they join us now. i don't think the appointments are actually official yet, but can you gentlemen confirm this has happened? >> we can, indeed. we're thrilled to be here and we're thrilled to work for the president-elect and honored to have these positions. >> congratulations. >> let's start with this. it's a two prong question. number one, because we talk about it all the time. what is the potential gdp growth for this u.s. economy, number one? what do you guys see it as that we can average? >> it's seasonally adjusted this quarter but i believe we can have sustained growth at that level. and to get there our number one priority is tax reform. this will be the largest tax change since reagan. we've talked about this during the campaign. wilbur and i have worked very closely together on the campaign. we're going to cut corporate taxes which will bring huge amounts of jobs back to the united states. >> where do you think you...
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