President-elect Donald J. Trump has been very busy in recent weeks, working hard to select the individuals who will be his closest lieutenants as he prepares to lead America into the next four years. If appearances mean anything, Donald seems to be favoring former Republican governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney to head the State Department (despite a bit of heated rhetoric between the two during the campaign). The Wall Street Journal reports:
President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward asking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The next U.S. president is also likely to name retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as secretary of defense in his administration, and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was picked to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, two people familiar with the matter said, awarding the rising Republican star with a key diplomatic post. And former presidential rival Ben Carson has been asked to consider leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to Carson spokesman Armstrong Williams.
Was the intense back-and-forth between Romney and Donald during the campaign just an act? Or are they both trying to be grown-ups now for the sake of America? Here is a look at their past conversations on Twitter:
Mitt Romney ran twice unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate for president of the United States; but was a popular governor and a successful businessman. Would he make a good choice for America’s lead diplomat? Let us know your thought on this latest development on Facebook or in the comments below.