Let me start right off with I think this is bad choice for Secretary Of State. I believe Jon Huntsman is an ok guy but I remember so much during the 2012 campaign and even after. He ran for President in 2012 against Mitt Romney and was considered more moderate than the Governor. He never picked up steam among the voters and fizzled early in that campaign season.
Huntsman is bonafide; that’s not my issue. He’s even worked with Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. I do not believe Huntsman to be loyal. Sure, he will say the right things in a sit down with President-elect Trump but his past is what shakes me to my core.
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This is what I am talking about here:
According to two people close to the transition, Trump is moving away from two of the front-runners for the job, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee. Giuliani’s international business ties and public campaigning for the job are said to have rankled Trump. And while Trump has met twice with Romney, he’s said to be aware of the risks of angering his supporters by tapping a Republican who was among his fiercest critics.
Former CIA director David Petraeus is still in the mix, though both people close to the transition said Trump’s prolonged decision-making process has left the door open to other options.
One of the sources said Trump was open to expanding his short list of secretary of State prospects. Among the possibilities: Jon Huntsman, a former Republican Utah governor who also served as the ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin.
The people close to the transition insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the private process publicly.
Trump also made no mention Saturday of his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan’s leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China.
Trump’s conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen drew an irritated, although understated, response from China, as Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that the contact was “just a small trick by Taiwan” that he believed would not change U.S. policy toward China, according to Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV.
Once again let me be clear, if Trump chooses Huntsman, then I have back his choice but I am publicly bashing this one. I REALLY don’t like this one. I think it’s wrong and actually worse than Romney, ideal wise.
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