Trump says Romney wants Secretary of State position


Worse, is the meeting merely an attempt to humiliate Romney after Trump's surprising victory?

A Romney appointment would give Trump instant gravitas overseas and a marquee name in one of the highest-profile administration postings.

"Trump said he believes it is time to have someone from the military as secretary of defence and mentioned that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney "really wants" the Secretary of State position", "Politico" reported based on the information obtained from those present in the meeting.

Obama however said he does not intend to become his successor's constant critic - but reserved the right to speak out if president-elect Donald Trump or his policies breach certain "values or ideals".

Donald Trump senior advisor Kellyanne Conway told CNBC on Monday the president-elect has taken calls not only from Mitt Romney but also from former rivals Jeb Bush and John Kasich.

By his own account, President-elect Donald Trump has worked out a few agreements after a parade of weekend visitors who could land major appointments in his administration.

Trump has largely remained out of sight since winning the election, save for a flurry of brief public appearances over the weekend, often with Pence at his side, to flash thumbs-ups and provide quick updates on his progress in building a government.

Yesterday, the president-elect heralded "more great meetings" in his Manhattan tower as he continued shaping his administration before heading to Florida for Thanksgiving late in the day.

Spokesman Jason Miller had said that there was "obviously a sensitivity" about pulling Barron out of school to go to Washington.

"I think they've got to talk it through", Gingrich said. Jon Kyl, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. She told Fox News on Monday that Perry is a possible contender to lead the Defense or Energy departments and that Fallin is being considered to head the Interior Department. Romney, an ex-governor of MA and co-founder of Bain Capital, lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama.

Asked about investigations in that interview, he said, "I'm going to think about it".

The Trump team statement said Trump and Giuliani discussed "administration priorities" as well as "restoring America's prominence in the world, ongoing national security issues and threats at various hotspots on a global basis".

The other tweets complained about a skit on "Saturday Night Live", the cast of the Broadway hit "Hamilton", Sen.

The impression that Trump could be mixing business with politics recalls his criticism of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, which he alleged gave access and special favors to donors.

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday assessed several more contenders for top USA posts including Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani, as blunt-spoken retired Marine Corps General James Mattis emerged as a leading candidate for defense secretary.