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Trump’s cabinet: Guiliani, Romney or Haley as Secretary of State?

Written By | Nov 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2016 – Donald Trump is considering former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is for Secretary of State.

During an hour-long speech on foreign policy Giuliani delivered an hour-long speech at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council on Monday night, where he attempted to show his knowledge of the U.S. military engagement across the world.

In 1951, when Giuliani was seven, his family moved from Brooklyn to Garden City South, where he attended the local Catholic school, St. Anne’s before attending Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, graduating in 1961.




At Manhattan College Guiliani majored in political science with a minor in philosophy graduating in 1965 moving onto to the  New York University School of Law in Manhattan, where he made the NYU Law Review and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree in 1968.

Despite his education and experience Giuliani has said that he does not want to be appointed to the position U.S. Attorney General.


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Giuliani has said that Trump is going to work at resetting relations with China and Russian President Vladimir Putin, drawing from Trump’s “Contract with America.” During President Obama’s press conference before heading overseas, he warned Donald Trump what could happen if he rips apart the Iran nuclear deal and the climate change pact but did not provide details.

Trump recently spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, working to reestablish relations with the foreign leader with the hopes of creating trade and economic agreements which will help both countries.

Newt Gingrich told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday that if he wants the job, Giuliani will become Secretary of State.

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,” Conway said. “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, Giuliani traveled the world including Qatar with the role of advising foreign governments on improving security in their countries.

Despite the chaos surrounding the events of 9/11, Giuliani was able to keep his composure and keep the city calm and ensure that those responsible will be held accountable.



On September 11th, as the World Trade Center was attacked by Al Qaeda, Giuliani was mayor of New York. Despite the chaos surrounding the events of 9/11, Giuliani was able to keep his composure and keep the city calm and ensure that those responsible will be held accountable.

Giuliani was able to respond to the events unfolding as a leader would do, proving that he is ready for the world stage. He’s ready to respond to any issue that may rise such as relations with Russia and the Middle East.

“He’s meeting with some of the best and the brightest and the most qualified people, not only to fill specific roles within the administration but also to give advice and counsel on the policies and structure of how to best put together a team and enact a successful agenda,” transition spokesman Jason Miller said Friday.

Earlier this week, Giuliani and former Secretary of State John Bolton were described by people close to the transition as the leading candidates.

Today President elect Trump is meeting with former Governor Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who was a leader of the anti-Trump movement and said to be on the short list for the position as is governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley who lacks traditional foreign policy experience, but is regarded as a quick study.

Larry Lease

Lawrence Lease is a conservative commentator taking aim at all aspects of governmental domestic and foreign policy. Lease previously served as a volunteer with the human-rights organization International Justice Mission in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Follow Lease on Twitter, Facebook, and soon Blog Talk Radio.