Confusion Hits Trump Over Who To Pick As Secretary Of State

By Ikenga Chronicles November 30, 2016

Confusion Hits Trump Over Who To Pick As Secretary Of State

There seems to be confusion as to whom the President-Elect, Donald Trump would pick as Secretary of State. The prospective candidates are erstwhile critic Mitt Romney, scandal-clad general David Petraeus and Senator Bob Corker.

Each candidate offers different merits and drawbacks, making it a hefty decision for the 70-year-old maverick New York real estate tycoon, who has never previously held office.

On Tuesday Trump had fixed meetings with the duo of Romney and Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.¬†Analysts say picking Romney would reassure the Republican establishment and US allies about Trump’s foreign policy.

Trump’s meeting will be his second with the former Massachusetts governor, who castigated Trump during his election campaign as a “fraud” and a “conman,” and refused to endorse him.

Petraeus, the most celebrated general of his generation, a former CIA director and former commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, has emerged as a potential candidate despite a stunning fall from grace four years ago.

But Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller disclosed on Tuesday that it “might be a little bit premature” to assume Petraeus is being considered.

“There was a lot of getting to know you and see where General Petraeus might be able to be an asset, a team member, whether that’s internally in the administration or whether it’s on the outside.” Miller said.

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