Donald Trump has locked up the Republican presidential nomination and he is already weighing some choices for his cabinet. Fox News has reported that he may announce key members of his cabinet before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Trump recently was interviewed on the O’Reilly Factor where he revealed that he is currently considering who the members of his cabinet would be if he were to become president.
“I like the idea of doing some of this before we go into Cleveland,” Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night, when asked about announcing Cabinet posts early. “I could do that and I think it would be well received.”
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and Newt Gingrich are a few names that are on Trump’s radar.
Most of the listed candidates listed above are in the running to become Donald Trump’s potential vice president. It has been speculated that Christie and Giuliani are favorites to be a part of Trump’s cabinet.
The New York Daily News recently reported information from an anonymous source that Trump has reportedly made “secret deals” with people close to his campaign. The anonymous source went on to claim that one of those “secret deals” was supposedly made with Rudy Giuliani to become a member of Trump’s cabinet.
If Trump were to become president, he would name Giuliani the head of Homeland Security, per reports. This pick is not surprising given the fact that Giuliani has boasted his experience being New York City Mayor during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks often. It played a key role in his own presidential campaign.
Giuliani also went on to back Trump when he made the controversial claims that Muslims were dancing in the street celebrating the September 11 terrorist attacks. Giuliani has openly supported Trump and has reportedly served as an unofficial advisor to his campaign, according to Fox News.
It seems to be that Giuliani is not afraid of the political dagger that comes along with supporting “The Donald,” which had political analysts banking on him playing some role in the Trump campaign.
There have been reports that Giuliani was possibly in the running to become Trump’s vice president. However, it is stated in the 12th amendment that the president and vice president cannot be from the same state, so the move would be virtually impossible.
If it were possible, the odds are slim Trump would choose Giuliani to become his vice president because the ticket would not be diverse enough. Many strategists are assuming Trump will pick a women or hispanic vice president because he lacks support from those two groups.
Giuliani has never professionally endorsed Trump, but has stated that he did vote for him in the New York primary and thinks he is the best candidate to run the country. CNN reported that Giuliani did not want to call his support an official “endorsement.”
Attempting to choose his would-be cabinet members is a very bold move for Donald Trump, who seems to be underestimating Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Trump will likely announce some of the potential members of his cabinet to gain some steam going into the general election.
Adding a vice president with some political experience and announcing some key cabinet members like Giuliani seem to be moves geared towards uniting a currently divided GOP. Giuliani is a well respected member of the party and should help bridge the gap between Trump and some of the top Republicans.
Trump is going to need to attract all the attention he can get because most polls have Clinton dominating him in the general election. Clinton currently has a whopping 70 percent chance of defeating Donald Trump in a general election. With numbers like that, his cabinet seems to be the least important part of the election.
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