Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani a Possible Choice to Lead State Dept.
While Donald Trump begins to put his cabinet together, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is being strongly considered for Secretary of State. Giuliani gave an hour-long speech on foreign policy, in which he attempted to show his knowledge of the U.S. military engagement across the world.
Giuliani’s credentials include a background in law enforcement and criminal justice, causing many to be surprised at his possible nomination as Secretary of State. Giuliani previously announced he does not want to be U.S. Attorney General.
Donald Trump’s transition team has also considered former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. Bolton previously called for the U.S. to bomb Iran. Giuliani said Trump is going to work at resetting relations with China and Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Obama warned Donald Trump what could happen if he backs out of the Iran nuclear deal and the climate change pact.
Newt Gingrich told Fox News Giuliani will become Secretary of State,if he wants the job. President-elect Trump’s top foreign policy priority will be to eliminate ISIS and hinted at working to re-stabilize the Middle East. Trump campaign manager KellyAnne Conway did not confirm that the mayor would be nominated to the post.
He could be. He certainly is a very close adviser of President-elect Trump’s,” “The mayor has an enormous skill-set, would be an excellent member of the cabinet and that’s where I’ll leave it.”
While Giuliani has not had foreign policy experience, he has traveled the world for his personal business needs. As Secretary of State, he would have first-hand knowledge of how foreign governments respond to the United States. He would make sure that states who sponsor terrorism are held accountable for any terror attacks that happen in the U.S.