Giuliani takes himself out of contention for Trump cabinet post

Giuliani takes himself out of contention for Trump cabinet post
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[Ed. – Don’t know what prompted this, but I feel confident it wasn’t sour grapes of any kind.  It could be that Giuliani and Trump both know there’d be things in Giuliani’s background that would make Senate confirmation ugly.  Too bad; Giuliani’s popular and would be effective in several roles.  I never thought SECSTATE would be the best one, frankly.]

Rudy Giuliani has withdrawn his name from consideration for any position in the upcoming Trump administration, the former New York City mayor announced Friday. …

According to the Trump campaign, Giuliani notified the president-elect that he wanted to remain in the private sector during a meeting on Nov. 29.

“I joined the campaign because I love my country and because having known Donald Trump as a friend for 28 years and observing what he has been able to accomplish, I had no doubt he would be a great President,” Giuliani said in a statement released by the transition team. …

The president-elect, a longtime friend of Giuliani’s, lavished praise on one of his most loyal supporters.

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