As Donald Trump floats names of possible members to fill his cabinet, it appears that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as Donald Trump’s leading candidate for Secretary of State.
A senior Trump official told the Associated Press on Monday that there’s no real competition for the job and if Giuliani wants it, it’s his. Other sources have stated that John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. are other top picks for the position.
Giuliani said he thought Bolton “would be a very good choice” for secretary of state. But when asked if there was anyone better, he smiled and replied “Maybe me, I don’t know.”
Many have speculated that Giuliani would to be picked as the country’s next attorney general due to his hard-line law-and-order stances and background as a federal prosecutor, but at a Washington event sponsored by the Wall Street Journal Giuliani said he “won’t be attorney general” in a Trump administration.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence is expected to be meeting with the incoming president at Trump Tower on Tuesday to review “a number of names” for the incoming administration, according to spokesman Jason Miller.
“If the vice president-elect is getting together with the president elect to discuss names, I would say it’s getting serious,” Miller said.
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