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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trump, Pence address potential of Romney, Mattis in Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump says he’s made “a couple of deals” after spending the weekend meeting with a long list of potential administration appointees.

President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that he had “made a couple of deals” after spending the weekend meeting with a long list of potential administration appointees, but he did not reveal any more picks.

Trump and the vice president-elect, Mike Pence, did drop some hints. Pence said that Mitt Romney was “under active and serious consideration” to become the nation’s next secretary of state. Trump said retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was an “impressive” prospect for defense secretary.

“I think we have some really incredible people going to be working for the country,” Trump said Sunday evening. “We really had some incredible meetings. You’ll be hearing about them soon.”

Among the visitors to the white-pillared clubhouse Sunday were Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, the former commander of U.S. Southern Command.



Anonymous said...

Look at this contrast: With Obama, it was always about "me", and with Trump, it is about doing good for "us" or our "country". Trump is being more inclusive while Obama was all about "look at me."

Anonymous said...

Romney?! i wont trust him to clean the gum off the bottom of my shoes, let alone yours Pres Trump.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I like that Trump seems to be willing to talk to people with opposing viewpoints. It shows he's willing to listen and be persuaded. However, I don't see Romney as a good Secretary of State under Trump, maybe a different administration. I'm more concerned about the talk of David Petraeus being given a position. We know FOR SURE that he shared classified information with his biographer/mistress and that he also played fast and loose with the email system. It's no different than what Hillary did and I don't think it's a good idea to "normalize" the consequences of mishandling classified information to harsh punishments for some and slaps on the wrists for others.

Anonymous said...

Arnold Schwarzenegger would be a good choice for Secretary of State.

Anonymous said...

10:32 AM You certainly start drinking early in the day.