With the election just around the corner, Donald Trump’s camp has already started out plotting out the individuals he will appoint for his administration. According to the Republican candidate’s campaign advisers, some of these include Rudy Giuliani, Reince Priebus and Newt Gingrich.
Ever since Trump started his campaign for the country’s next president, these three have always been staunch supporters of his party and his platforms. They were also almost always on the frontlines to defend Trump from the allegations and issues thrown at him by his political rivals and critics.
Aside from these characteristics, their extensive political experience are probably the main reasons why they have been chosen for top positions in Trump’s administration.
According to the candidate’s three advisers, Gingrich, who served as the Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999 under former President Bill Clinton’s administration, could be appointed as the next secretary of state if Trumps wins the election, NBC News reported.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also ran for president in 2008, is being considered as the next attorney general while current Republican National Committee chairman Priebus might be the White House’s chief of staff.
Other individuals who are being considered for key roles include RNC finance chairman Lew Eisenberg as commerce secretary and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as either the national security adviser or the defense secretary.
As noted by one of Trump’s advisors, the list of possible officials for Trump’s administration has not yet been finalized and deliberations will still continue as to who will be the best appointees for the various positions.
“They’re thinking, ‘We need to find that balance between someone who knows how Washington works and someone who shakes things up,’” the adviser said.
Hope Hicks, Trump’s campaign spokesperson, however, noted that the presidential candidate has not yet picked his cabinet members because he’s currently focused on the presidential race.