Team Trump cannot decide who it wants to select as its newest member.
Donald Trump spent Thanksgiving weekend holed up at his lavish Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida, and conversation around the dinner table was focused on who the President-elect should pick to be secretary of state.
Internal divisions over his choice have reportedly delayed the critical decision, with his closest advisers weighing up a field of candidates that includes Rudy Giuliani, a Trump loyalist, and Mitt Romney, one of the former reality television host’s loudest critics.
Donald Trump reportedly cannot decide who he wants to be secretary of state, with vocal critic Mitt Romney one of the final option under consideration
Trump is also considering giving Rudy Giuliani the job. The two are pictured together at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey on November 20
Romney is largely regarded as the most qualified candidate, but his criticisms of Trump may end up costing him the job.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is also a possibility, as well as Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, according to The Hill.
Trump is so conflicted about who to name to the high-profile position, he was even asking members in the club’s living room who he should pick.
‘Donald was walking around asking everybody he could about who should be his secretary of state,’ a person said, according to the New York Post.
Donald Trump speaks with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey, on November 20
President-elect Donald Trump shouts out as Mitt Romney walks away after meeting with him on Saturday, November 19, in New Jersey
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (left) from Hawaii and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker (right) are also under consideration for the position, according to reports
‘There was a lot of criticism about Romney, and a lot of people like Rudy. There are also many people advocating for [former US ambassador to the UN] John Bolton.’
It comes after it was reported earlier in the week that Trump’s team wanted Romney to issue a public apology for his critical comments.
Romney famously tore into Trump in March, telling a Utah audience that the New York billionaire was ‘a phony’ and ‘a fraud’.
Citing a Trump transition official, Fox News Channel correspondent Ed Henry said Thursday: ‘there has been a conversation going on in private, very quiet of course, about whether or not Mitt Romney should issue some sort of formal or informal apology to President-elect Donald Trump.’
‘Does he write a letter? Does he put out a statement of some kind?’ Henry said.
Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani have been after the same job before. Both are picture during a Republican presidential nominee debate in Florida in 2008
Trump has spend the holiday weekend holed up at the Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida. Pictured is a coast guard boat on patrol near the club
Donald Trump and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stand together before their meeting at Trump International Golf Club on November 20,