NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to note opposition among some of his supporters to selection of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as secretary of state.
In a pair of posts on her verified Twitter account, Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway Thursday seemed to be stating an argument against the placement of Romney in Trump’s Cabinet. Romney vehemently opposed Trump’s nomination early in the campaign, assailing the billionaire as a “phony.”
In one tweet, Conway notes that she has been receiving a deluge of social media & private concerns re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state.” She also shared an article on Twitter titled, “Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as secretary of state.”
In another, she makes references to former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, both Cabinet secretaries in Republican administrations, as men who “flew around the world less, counseled POTUS (president of the United States) close to home more. And were loyal. Good checklist.”
Others on the list for secretary of state is former CIA Director David Petraeus, Sen, Bob Corker and longtime Trump ally Rudy Giuliani, CBS News reported.
As TV 10/55’s Weijia Jiang reported, Giuliani has been one of Trump’s most ardent supporters, but that may not be enough to earn him the gig.
From his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida, Trump filled two more administration spots.
Kathleen Troia McFarland will serve as Deputy National Security Advisor — she is currently a Fox News analyst, Donald McGhan — a partner at Jones Day in Washington — will be Trump’s assistant and White House counsel.
There was still no word on when Trump would reveal his choice for secretary of state.
Trump has called for unity following a bitter campaign for the White House, but another chapter of potential conflict is now unfolding.
The Green Party has filed paperwork seeking a recount in Wisconsin, after candidate Jill Stein raised enough money through donations to fund the audit.
“The American public has come out strongly against this, saying it must be done,” former Greater Milwaukee Green Party Co-Chair, Joe Martin said.
Stein wants recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan too.
“We need to implement these safeguards so that we’re not asking the question after the fact,” she said.
The state’s she’s questioning all helped Trump secure the presidency.
He will be back in New York over the weekend, with plans to meet with potential hires on Monday.
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