At Hot Air by Jazz Shaw
Let’s just start this report off by saying that any talk of prospective
cabinet appointments in the next presidency are almost entirely
vaporware designed to generate some headlines and keep the hoi polloi
amused until we know who’s actually going to be doing the appointing.
Still, some Trump staffers went on background to talk to reporters about
the shortlist of names
who might be getting well heeled positions if The Donald transitions to
President Donald Trump. The majority of these probably won’t be
terribly surprising to anyone who has followed the circus of surrogates
which surrounds both campaigns.
Donald Trump’s cabinet-in-waiting is taking shape in the final days
of the race, as aides eye a number of Trump loyalists for major posts
should he win on Tuesday.
Among the names being considered, according to conversations with
three campaign advisers who requested anonymity to speak freely: Rudy
Giuliani for attorney general, Newt Gingrich for secretary of state,
retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn for defense secretary or national security
adviser, Trump finance chairman Steve Mnuchin for Treasury secretary,
and Republican National Committee finance chair Lew Eisenberg for