December 9, 2016
Well, Rudy’s out, apparently.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has removed his name from consideration for a position in President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, the transition team announced Friday.
Giuliani, who is currently a vice chairman on the presidential transition team, had been rumored to be consideration for secretary of state. Giuliani said in a statement that he intends to continue his work in the private sector.
“Before I joined the campaign I was very involved and fulfilled by my work with my law firm and consulting firm, and I will continue that work with even more enthusiasm,” Giuliani said. “From the vantage point of the private sector, I look forward to helping the President-elect in any way he deems necessary and appropriate.”
The transition team said Trump met with Giuliani on Nov. 29., during which the matter was discussed.
Trump praised Giuliani, calling him “an extraordinarily talented and patriotic American.”
“He is and continues to be a close personal friend, and as appropriate, I will call upon him for advice and can see an important place for him in the administration at a later date.”
Not sure there was really any place to put him.
I also think he sort of pissed Trump off when he did that little tour campaigning for himself, basically telling the media he had already been picked as Secretary of State, which wouldn’t have made any sense at all. He also made those anti-Russian statements during his little campaign, which I think pretty much disqualified him from being nominated Secretary of State. Because that’s the last thing we need.
Still, he did a good job supporting Trump during the campaign, so I guess I feel he does deserve something. I’m sure he’ll get it later.