Trump's Son Among Potential Cabinet Picks

Donald Trump Jr. for Interior secretary?
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Trump's Son Among Potential Cabinet Picks
Newt Gingrich laughs during an interview in Kennesaw, Ga., in September.   (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Hours after Donald Trump was named president-elect, talk has turned to what could potentially be "one of the more eclectic and controversial presidential cabinets in modern history," per Politico. Given that Trump is a businessman rather than a seasoned politician, it's perhaps no surprise that his camp hopes to pull from the private sector, according to aides, policy experts, and congressional staffers. Some names being tossed about: Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm for Energy secretary; Trump's finance chairman Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary; billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as Commerce secretary; and Forrest Lucas of Lucas Oil, venture capitalist Robert Grady, and Trump's own son, Donald Trump Jr., for Interior secretary.

Don't think Trump will forget his allies throughout the election. Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Rick Scott, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, and military advisor Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn are also being considered for positions: Giuliani and Christie for attorney general; Gingrich, Scott, and Carson for Health and Human Services secretary; Perry, Huckabee, and Christie for Commerce secretary; and Gingrich also for secretary of State. Meanwhile, RNC chairman Reince Priebus is a possibility for Trump's chief of staff, reports NBC News. Noticed the lack of women? There may be a spot for Sarah Palin as Interior secretary, sources say, but there's some concern that no other high-profile women will accept a Cabinet position. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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