Thursday, 10 November 2016

The Big Names That Have Been Listed For Trump's Cabinet

Over the past few months, Trump’s transition team has been discussing a short list of top contenders for his Cabinet — many of whom come from outside of politics, like Trump himself.

In August, Trump released his list of advisors for his Economic Advisory Council, some of whom might be part of that Cabinet. The list initially consisted of 14 men, but Trump later added eight women. Although Trump wants to find the best people in the private sector, his options may be limited because many business leaders have not supported Trump during his divisive presidential campaign.

Trump’s loyalists — including Trump’s chief fundraiser, banker Steven Mnuchin, as well as Gov. Chris Christie and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani — are among the names being considered.

The list below include possible candidates for some of Trump’s cabinet positions.

Secretary of State

Newt Gingrich, former Republican Speaker of the House

Bob Corker, chairman, United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

John Bolton, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Treasury Secretary

Steven Mnuchin, finance chair of Trump’s presidential campaign and one of Trump’s economic advisors

CNBC reports that Trump’s team considered JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon for this role but that he declined.

Defense Secretary

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, would need a waiver from Congress since law requires retired military officers to wait seven years before leading the Pentagon as a civilian

Attorney General

Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey

Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor

Interior Secretary

Forrest Lucas, an oil industry executive, who is the co-founder of Lucas Oil Products

Robert Grady, a venture capitalist and partner at Gryphon Investors

Agriculture Secretary

Bruce Rastetter, an entrepreneur of agriculture and energy and Iowa’s biggest GOP donor

Sid Miller, Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner

Commerce Department Secretary

Sen. David Perdue, served as former chief executive officer at Reebok and Dollar General

Lew Eisenberg, Finance Chair, Republican National Committee

Wilbur Ross, billionaire investor and one of Trump’s economic advisors

Labor Secretary

Victoria Lipnic, a commissioner of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under the Obama administration since 2010

Health and Human Services Secretary

Dr. Ben Carson, a surgeon who ran in the Republican Presidential Primary

Bobby Jindal, former governor of Louisiana

Energy Secretary

Harold Hamm, an American entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Continental Resources

Education Secretary

Dr. Ben Carson, a surgeon who ran in the Republican Presidential Primary

William Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution who has served as senior advisor to then-Education Secretary Margaret Spellings

Veterans Affairs Secretary

Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veteran Affairs

Homeland Security

David Clarke, Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican Congressman

Environmental Protection Agency administrator

Myron Ebell, director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute

Source: Yahoo News.

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