Donald Trump is expected to pick more Cabinet member this week as the pace of announcements slowed over the Thanksgiving holiday, but is expected to pick up again this week.
Donald Trump selection is generating more intrigue than secretary of state. In the running to be nominated as America’s top diplomat is a stalwart Trump loyalist, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
“I would never discuss politics and what he (Trump) selects and doesn’t select on Thanksgiving, and I’d probably never discuss it at all,” Giuliani told reporters late last week.
But Donald Trump also is considering one of his fiercest critics from during the campaign, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
“Think of Donald Trump’s personal qualities: the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd 3rd grade theatrics,” Romney said in a scathing speech denouncing Trump during the Republican primary season.
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President-elect Donald Trump (R) calls out to the media as he and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, New Jersey. A long-time Trump loyalist, Giuliani is said to still be in the running for secretary of state.
Some closest to Trump are loudly and publicly making clear their discomfort with Romney.
“This is Donald Trump’s party now, and he won states that Mitt Romney lost. I mean, he won Michigan; Mitt Romney lost it by 10 (percent),” Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway said on ABC’s This Week program. “I only wish Governor Romney were as critical of Hillary Clinton.”
‘We have a mandate for change’
One of Trump’s former rivals said he is reassured by the team the president-elect is assembling so far.
“I’m encouraged by the team that is coming together, by where their focus is,” Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on This Week. “I’m encouraged by their plan for the first 100 days to act aggressively, lifting the burden on small businesses and job creators. That’s what the president should be doing.”
Cruz added that Republicans must not be timid in pushing their agenda after Inauguration Day.
“We have a mandate for change. Republicans have been given the opportunity – we’ve been given control of the White House, every executive branch, and both houses of Congress. We can’t blow it. We have got to deliver,” he said.