Elected President of the United States Donald trump is considering MITT Romney, a well-known anti-Russian statements, as the main candidate for the post of Secretary of state in his administration. It is reported on its website, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal.
According to sources, trump currently inclined to offer Romney the post of foreign Minister. While surrounded by a Republican there are those who insist on the candidacy of the former new York mayor Rudolph Giuliani or offer to continue the search, said TASS.
The WSJ also claims that the President-elect, most likely, will offer a post of the head of the Pentagon, retired General James Mattis and U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley.
Romney was a Republican candidate in the presidential election in 2012 and was defeated in the struggle with Democrat Barack Obama, who led the USA to a second term. During the then pre-election race, Romney called Russia “geopolitical enemy for U.S. number one” and criticized Obama for trying to establish closer cooperation with Moscow, particularly in matters of nuclear safety.
In recent months, Romney was regularly criticized trump and refused to speak publicly in support of it before the presidential election.
Giuliani comments on domestic agenda
Another likely contender for the post of head of the Department of state Rudolph Giuliani commented in an interview with the WSJ the most important issues to be Trump. In his opinion, the fight against illegal migration, taxation, trade and the creation of new jobs.
“Trump needs to fulfill a campaign promise to close the borders to illegal immigration – said Giuliani. – It is necessary to reduce taxes for everyone to have at their disposal a little more cash. He will have to lower taxes on corporations that may be one of the most important steps to stimulate the economy”.
Touching upon the issue of trade agreements that trump during election campaign promised to reconsider, Giuliani stressed that “we are not talking about a politician who opposes free trade, and the figure who stands against unfair agreements”.