After Donald Trump’s yuge victory over Hillary Clinton last week, folks have been on the edge of their seats to see who the real estate mogul turned president will appoint to his administration.He’s already announced former GOP chair Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Steve Bannon as his strategist.
And now we’re hearing two names seem to be rising to the top for the next Secretary of State.
Trump is apparently looking at either former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Aides to President-elect Donald Trump are focusing on former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as the leading candidates to be the next secretary of state, two people familiar with the process said.The choice between the two would force Mr. Trump to choose between Mr. Giuliani, a longtime friend and ally in New York, and Mr. Bolton, a hawkish conservative diplomat who called last year for the U.S. to bomb Iran.
A final decision could be several weeks away, these people said.
Mr. Giuliani has rebuffed questions about his potential role in the Trump administration, saying on ABC on Sunday, “I have a very, very full life. So it would have to be something where I felt he really needed me and—not that I’d be the only one that could do it, but maybe that I could do it a little bit different or a little bit better than somebody else.”Mr. Bolton declined to comment, and the Trump transition team didn’t respond to a question for comment.
Either Bolton or Giuliani would be good picks that many of Trump’s supporters would have no problem getting behind.Giuliani’s name has also come up in the context of a potential Trump attorney general.
Whoever he chooses will have a very important role in shaping the future of U.S. foreign policy, which, thanks to the weakness of the current administration, is in desperate need of a complete overhaul.
Trump himself has stated before that this is a change that must happen, saying America should rebuild its relationship with Russia and much more.
Who would you like to see Trump pick?
A final decision about his pick could still be a few weeks away, so stay tuned.
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]