November 25, 2016

CABINET OF RIVALS? Trump Allies Raise Doubts About Mitt Romney Leading State Department.

Trump adviser and former Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway issued a series of tweets Thursday morning in which she appeared to question the former Massachusetts governor’s suitability for a role working alongside Mr. Trump.

Ms. Conway said she had received a “deluge” of social-media and private communications about Mr. Romney. In a second tweet, she added that previous secretaries of state such as Henry Kissinger and George Shultz “flew around the world less, counseled POTUS [president of the United States] close to home more. And were loyal. Good checklist.”

The debate over the State Department job has been marked by an internal tug of war in the Trump camp between supporters of Mr. Romney, those favoring former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani—a longtime Trump ally favored by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich—and others who believe Mr. Trump should keep searching for candidates.

The list of qualified Republican contenders who aren’t “tainted” by association with the Bush 43 Administration is pretty thin.

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