Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is no longer being considered by President-elect Trump for secretary of state or any other position in the administration. In a statement released Friday, Trump said Giuliani “removed his name from consideration for a position in the new administration” during a Nov. 29 meeting.
Giuliani’s elimination appears to be a heavy blow for one of President-elect Trump’s most loyal foot soldiers during the presidential campaign. Giuliani has campaigned openly for the job, and was once regarded as a favorite. His cause was boosted by allies such as Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee. His early lead failed to generate an early nomination, as Trump has interviewed a broad list of candidates, including Mitt Romney, Huckabee and Gingrich. Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson’s stock is rising.
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