Rudy Giuliani seemed like a sure thing for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet, hope you didn’t place any bets on that.
New York (AFP) – President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday that outspoken former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a key surrogate on the campaign trail, would not join his incoming administration after he takes office next month.
Giuliani had been a candidate for the prestigious cabinet job of secretary of state, but subsequently came under scrutiny in the US media over business dealings that could pose conflicts of interest.
Observers in the United States and around the world have been on tenterhooks for weeks as to whom the incoming Republican president will pick to be America’s next top diplomat, but Trump said Friday that Giuliani had removed his name from consideration for any position during a meeting on November 29.
“Rudy would have been an outstanding member of the cabinet in several roles, but I fully respect and understand his reasons for remaining in the private sector,” the president-elect said in a statement.
“He is and continues to be a close personal friend, and as appropriate, I will call upon him for advice and can see an important place for him in the administration at a later date,” he added.
Prior to the cabinet selections, it’s been reported that Trump would choose people that he felt would be loyal to him. No one has been more loyal to Donald Trump, than Rudy Giuliani and you can see where that got him.
Rumors are circulating that Trump didn’t feel Giuliani was up for the job, citing a story that “America’s Mayor” had fallen asleep during a meeting. We know Trump has no time for low energy people, so perhaps that is what did Rudy Giuliani in.