Both Red State, the New York Post, CNBC and CNN are all reporting that former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani is out as Trump’s Secretary of State.
Rudy has been an avid supporter and surrogate speaker of Donald Trump throughout the campaign.
With all the previous “pay-for-play” Clinton scandals,Trump may have been a little nervous about Giuliani being in a similiar situation. Or then again, Giuliani may have been “selling” himself too much in the public eye.
On Fox News with Neal Cavuto, Giuliani stated:
“I decided 10 days ago, the whole thing was becoming very confusing and difficult for President-elect. My desire to be in the Cabinet was great but not that great. I thought I could play a better role being on the outside and being an advisor. I saw that he had so many good candidates …so I withdrew on the 11/29th.
H/T NY Post:
Rudy Giuliani has withdrawn his name from consideration for any position in the upcoming Trump administration, the former New York City mayor announced Friday.
Giuliani at one point was considered the favorite to be secretary of state.
The withdrawal came just hours after CNN reported he was no longer a serious contender for the post.
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.
“This is not about me; it is about what is best for the country and the new administration. Before I joined the campaign I was very involved and fulfilled by my work with my law firm and consulting firm, and I will continue that work with even more enthusiasm. From the vantage point of the private sector, I look forward to helping the President-elect in any way he deems necessary and appropriate,” he added.
Giuliani will stay on the Trump transition team as vice chairman.
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