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Giuliani Won’t be Secretary of Anything

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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2 Responses to Giuliani Won’t be Secretary of Anything

  1. I feel sorry about this because I liked him, but I suspect Trump has picked someone else and allowing Giuliani to withdraw his name is a face-saving strategy.

    There is no need for it though. Giuliani has covered himself with glory with his wonderful support of Trump — and there can be specific reasons that someone else get the job — there may be another role for Giuliani that is as important, but not as official.

    I just pray that Trump doesn’t choose Romney.