Posted: 4:13 am ET
Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani is reported to be Trump’s favorite to be secretary of state. A senior Trump official told the AP that “there’s no real competition for the job” and that “it’s the former New York mayor’s if he wants it.” Giuliani has already taken himself out of the running as attorney general in Trump’s administration at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council event in Washington on November 14.
The former UN ambassador John Bolton is reportedly still in the running, but we remember who was publicly thanked by the president-elect during his election night speech, and it wasn’t John Bolton.
Newt Gingrich who has already ruled himself out of the running as secretary of state also told Fox News, “I think it would be fabulous to have [Rudy Giuliani] as Secretary of State.”
Something to remember here. In late 2011, when Gingrich was talking about running for president, he publicly said he would appoint Ambassador Bolton as his secretary of state. In January 2012, Ambassador Bolton announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney on Fox News. He called Romney “the person who can best lead the party, best articulate our conservative principles, and is most likely to beat Barack Obama.” See The Newtster’s Pick for Secretary of State Endorses the Mittster. Also Who Will be Secretary of State in January 2017? Giuliani and Bolton Reported as Front Runners; Who will be Secretary of State on Jan. 31, 2017?
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