WSJ: Rudy Giuliani Seen as Top Pick for Secretary of State
Aides to President-elect Trump are focusing on the former New York City mayor; former U.S. Ambassador to U.N. John Bolton also being considered.
WASHINGTON—Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the leading candidate to be President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would elevate a well-known national figure to become the U.S.’s chief diplomat.
Mr. Trump’s aides have also considered former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as a possible candidate, but the close relationship between Messrs. Giuliani and Trump was a major consideration, the people said.
Asked at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting in Washington on Monday evening if his title would soon be “Secretary,” Mr. Giuliani responded, “One never knows.”
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WNU Editor: The AP broke the story first .... Giuliani emerges as favorite for Trump's secretary of state (AP). Why Rudy Giuliani? I remember reading years ago a story on Trump and on how close he came to bankruptcy. But his comments on how 95% of his entourage and his network of friends and business associates deserted him when he was going through rough times .... and how that experience scarred him .... makes me understand why he is selecting certain people. He values loyalty above all else .... and those who have been loyal to him .... especially after this grueling election cycle .... are now being rewarded.
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