President-elect Donald Trump wasted no time on the arduous task of setting up his administration, an enormous undertaking that likely requires him to alter his hands-on management style and consider going outside his small, insular group of loyalists.
Trump has about 4,000 government job positions to fill, including several top cabinet positions. It’s a daunting task.
The New York Times reports that in an ideal scenario, his White House staff should be in place, and the 100 highest-ranking government agency officials — the cabinet, plus a range of defense, homeland security, disaster and pandemic response officials — should be ready to start work the moment Mr. Trump puts his hand on the Bible, to guard the nation from vulnerability during the transfer of power. That means their vetting and security clearances should be done and the nominees lined up for Senate confirmation. An additional 300 Senate-confirmed jobs should be filled by the start of the August congressional recess.
Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are both potential prospects for Trump’s Secretary of State which many of aren’t too happy that Mittens is even being considered but in reality, I personally believe it’s just a move Trump is making to try to unify the party.
I am a huge fan of Rudy Giuliani but I am also a BIG fan of this hero- General David Petraeus.
He served as a senior officer under Presidents Bush and Obama. He was the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, before retiring from the military to take the top position in the Central Intelligence Agency.
Asked if he thought Mr Trump had the correct temperament to be the US President, he said: “It’s up to Americans at this point in time not only to hope that that is the case, but if they can, endeavor to help him.”
He then indicated he would personally serve under Mr Trump if asked.
“If you’re asked, you’ve got to serve – put aside any reservations based on campaign rhetoric… and figure out what’s best for the country,” he said.
“I’ve been in a position before where a president has turned to me in the Oval Office in a difficult moment, without any pleasantries, and said ‘I’m asking you as your president and Commander in Chief to take command of the international security force in Afghanistan.’
“The only response can be: ‘yes, Mr President,’” he continued.
Petraeus is a rock solid choice and is guaranteed to serve America far better than Hillary Clinton or John Kerry ever could.