Saturday, November 12, 2016

Scary!

Meet Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting

He’s expected to reward the band of surrogates who stood by him.

By NANCY COOK and ANDREW RESTUCCIA
11/09/16 02:56 AM EST, Politico

President-elect Donald Trump does not have the traditional cadre of Washington insiders and donors to build out his Cabinet, but his transition team has spent the past several months quietly building a short list of industry titans and conservative activists who could comprise one of the more eclectic and controversial presidential Cabinets in modern history.

Trumpworld has started with a mandate to hire from the private sector whenever possible. That’s why the Trump campaign is seriously considering Forrest Lucas, the 74-year-old co-founder of oil products company Lucas Oil, as a top contender for Interior secretary, or donor and Goldman Sachs veteran Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary.

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Interior secretary

Lucas, the 74-year-old co-founder of oil products company Lucas Oil, is seen as a top contender for Interior secretary.

Trump’s presidential transition team is also eyeing venture capitalist Robert Grady, a George H.W. Bush White House official with ties to Christie. And Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., is said to be interested in the job.

Meanwhile, a person who spoke to the Trump campaign told POLITICO that the aides have also discussed tapping Sarah Palin for Interior secretary. Trump has said he’d like to put Palin in his cabinet, and Palin has made no secret of her interest.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Tom Koch said...

I wonder who said, “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” ?

It is too bad that the DEM party decided to orchestrate the coronation of a badly flawed and ethically challenged candidate instead of a free and open primary. Sadly, we may have lost.

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