November 15, 2016
Rudy Giuliani has shown himself to be loyal to Trump.
He also doesn’t have a horrible record. He certainly cracked down on the blacks as Mayor of New York.
I’m cool with him being Secretary of State. There aren’t really that many options. Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul are both too old. And anyway, Giuliani is going to get a position somewhere, due to the fact that he supported Trump so early on.
What I am not cool with is John Bolton being Secretary of State. He is a Zionist neo-con extremist, and though I don’t expect the Trump administration to be 100% free of neo-cons, this guy is among the worst of their goyim associates and putting him as Secretary of State would send a horrible message to the people of this country and the people of the world.
Almost as much as it was a referendum on immigration and multiculturalism, this election was a referendum on the endless wars of the Bush and Obama administrations. The people have shunned this crazy’s agenda.
The good news is, there is no actual evidence Trump is seriously considering Bolton – it is just being speculated by the media.
It looks like we’re going to get Rudy.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was the favorite to be secretary of state in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, a senior Trump transition official said Monday.
The official told the Associated Press there was no real competition for the job and that it was Giuliani’s if he wanted it. However, a second official cautioned that John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, remained in contention for the job.
A senior source told Fox News that Giuliani was being considered for the secretary of state job, but said the choice was not locked in. The source added that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., one of Trump’s earliest Washington supporters, was getting a lot of say in the selection of officeholders.
Giuliani, a top Trump surrogate, said he “won’t be attorney general” in a Trump administration at a Washington event sponsored by the Wall Street Journal. The former federal prosecutor had been seen as a top contender for the Justice Department post before Trump’s election last week.
Giuliani, 72, would be an out-of-box choice to lead the State Department due to his lack of extensive foreign policy experience. Known for his hard-line law-and-order views and brusque manner, he would set a very different tone than previous holders of the job, including Trump’s ex-rival Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
Bolton has years of federal government experience, but he has also raised eyebrows with some of his hawkish stances, including a 2015 op-ed in The New York Times in which he advocated bombing Iran to halt the country’s development of nuclear weapons.
The moves, among dozens under consideration from his transition team, follow an intense and extended backlash from Trump’s decision on Sunday to appoint Steve Bannon, a man celebrated by the white nationalist movement, to serve as his chief strategist and senior adviser.
“After winning the presidency but losing the popular vote, President-elect Trump must try to bring Americans together — not continue to fan the flames of division and bigotry,” said House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. She called Bannon’s appointment “an alarming signal” that Trump “remains committed to the hateful and divisive vision that defined his campaign.”
His inauguration just 66 days away, however, Trump focused on building his team and speaking to foreign leaders. He remained sequestered in Trump Tower in New York.
Inexperienced on the international stage, the Republican president-elect spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone. His transition office said in a readout that “he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia.” Trump has spoken in recent days with the leaders of China, Mexico, South Korea and Canada.
We’re all nervous here about how this is going to shakeout.
The appointment of Steve Bannon as chief advisor calmed our fears, but the last thing we need is a bunch of neo-cons and other kiked-out insiders in the Trump administration.
I’m happy to hear that Jeff Sessions is advising Trump on appointments, and surely Bannon is as well, so we will hold off on any criticism until we see who’s actually making the cut.