General David Petraeus just received exciting news, he’s being called in by President-Elect Donald J Trump for a meeting to discuss becoming Secretary of State. Trump also met with Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani about the same position, however, he allegedly passed on the two by now.
Although many speculated that Mitt Romney would claim this position, reports surfaced that Trump steered away from this decision due to harsh backlash. The source of this angst? During the run up to the election Romney denounced Trump, citing him as a “conman” and “fraud.”
New York Rep Chris Collins, who joined the Trump camp as a transition exec., claimed Romney is an “egomaniac” who might not fall in line under Trump. In other words, Collins fears that Mitt Romney might pursue his own motives thus potentially causing conflict and lack of unity within Trump’s team.
As for Petraeus, it’s nice to see Trump’s campaign showing loyalty to him. We need that in Washington – loyal public servants who put country first rather than trying to line their pockets. Petraeus led the very successful surge in Iraq for George W. Bush and followed that by heading the CIA for President Obama.
When Petraeus was forced out at CIA, Trump said at the time,
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