So far I am mostly pleased with Trump’s choices for his administration. I say mostly because I have some qualms about Romney for Sec of State preferring Gen. Petraeus or Rudy Guiliani instead. During his many rallies Trump always brought up how Gen. Petraeus was punished for releasing one confidential-mail while Hillary deleted thousands of supoenaed e-mails and went unscathed so picking him for Sec.of State would be a good just reward for him. SOURCES: PETRAEUS IN RUNNING FOR SEC. OF STATE… Trump transition aides mull asking Mitt Romney to issue public APOLOGY for calling Trump ‘phony’ and ‘fraud’ so he can be secretary of state. His team appears split over the prospect of making Romney, the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, America’s top diplomat. Public Apology?
Some of Trump’s staunchest supporters have united to oppose naming a man who called the real estate magnate a “fraud” and a “conman” during the campaign, when he helped lead the party establishment’s drive to sideline him. CROWD COOLS ON ROMNEY…
The president-elect tapped Kathleen Troia “K.T.” McFarland, a former government official and current Fox News analyst, as a deputy national security adviser, a transition official told NBC News. McFarland marks just the third female appointment to his administration The Oxford-educated McFarland, with her experience working in the Ford and Reagan administrations in national security and defense positions, also represents a break from some of the more inexperienced names which Trump has floated for some of his administration’s top jobs McFarland Joins National Security Team…
He also has asked attorney Donald McGahn to serve as his White House counsel, a top transition source confirmed. The news was first reported by Reuters. McGahn, a partner at Jones Day, is Trump’s campaign lawyer and is currently advising the transition effort. Politico has reported that McGahn, who has longstanding familial ties to the Trump organization and an “inside the Beltway” background as a former chairman of the FEC, may be tasked with putting distance between the president-elect and his myriad of business interests, which critics have argued could present unprecedented number of conflicts of interest and potential Constitutional crisis for the incoming administration.
“Don has a brilliant legal mind, excellent character and a deep understanding of constitutional law,” said President-elect Trump in a statement on Friday. “He will play a critical role in our administration, and I am grateful that he is willing to serve our country at such a high-level capacity.”
Meanwhile, following Trump’s selections of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador and billionaire businesswoman Betsy DeVos for education secretary , I like the fact that Trump is picking people outside the mainstream as we need fresh faces and people willing to learn on the job. Ben Carson is one who is being asked to be Sec. of H.U D.(Housing Urban Development) Carson has said he knows a lot about the urban cities and can help them and he doesn’t need the experience as he has the brains and will surround himself with people who have experience. Carson came from humble beginnings and knows the plight of the poor people. Opponents are saying people like Carson for HUD and Niki Haley for U.N. ambassador don’t have any experience, but I would remind them that when Obama first came in the only experience he had was being a community organizer and senator for six months who just voted present. He also appointed people who didn’t have any experience such as Valerie Jarrett as his top advisor who said her job was to make this country more Islamic or Cecelia Munoz who was a former VP for the radical group LA Raza. Besides, most people learn their job while on the job.
My only qualm with Betsy DeVos for education secretary is that I understand she favors common core for the schools and in his rallies Trump said he was going to eliminate common core so why would he pick someone who favors it? Maybe he will convince her otherwise. I do like the fact she is for school choice and less government control of schools.(Since I wrote this I have read that Betsy has denounced common core)
Trump is considering former general James Mattis for Sec. of Defense which I think is an excellent choice. He is a rough, tough military man. Anyone who has read any of Mattis’ quotes can see he is in the Gen. Patton mode. Trump is also considering former Gov. of Texas, Rick Perry for the position too. I also like retired General Michael Flynn as top security adviser.
When Trump had his rallies he often mentioned about how all our companies like Ford, Nabisco and Carrier Air Conditioner were all packing up laying people off and moving to Mexico. Trump recently convinced Ford to stay and is now negotiating with Carrier to reconsider. Trump says ‘making progress’ to keep CARRIER in USA…
Between these great picks and convincing top companies to stay here people are feeling a feeling of hope for once and the stock market is at an all time high since Trump won. Trump is truly well on his way to making America great again!!