President-elect Donald Trump spent the Thanksgiving holiday weekend at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida asking private guests who he should nominate for secretary of state, according to a report from the New York Post.
According to the Post, who spoke with a person who attended Trump's private dinner, when Trump wasn't sitting with his family, he was mingling with guests and asking their opinion on who should be the next chief U.S. diplomat: Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani.
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One witness told us Trump took a prime table next to the fireplace in the club’s living room, but spent a lot of time greeting members and asking who they think should be his top diplomat.
The spy said, “Donald was walking around asking everybody he could about who should be his secretary of state. There was a lot of criticism about Romney, and a lot of people like Rudy. There are also many people advocating for [former US ambassador to the UN] John Bolton.”
Since Trump was elected nearly three weeks ago, there has been strong buzz over who he should nominate for secretary of state. Giuliani was the first name to be reported under consideration, but over the last week, it appears as though Trump may be favoring Romney for the position.
There have even been rumblings that if Romney wants the job, then Trump has asked him to publicly apologize for the things he said about Trump during the Republican primary season.
Still, Trump's top surrogates — Kellyanne Conway and Newt Gringrich — have been very vocal about their opposition to Romney becoming the secretary of state. They contend that if Trump were to choose Romney, then it would be a slap in the face to all those who supported Trump during the hotly contested Republican primaries.