The Rumored Trump Cabinet Is As Trumpian As It Gets: Rudy, Newt, Flynn

AP

Donald Trump’s campaign team is either feeling confident or on a mission to stroke the egos of the Republican nominee’s most loyal supporters, as three campaign advisers shared with NBC News a list of candidates for the top posts in a potential Trump White House.

The list of contenders for cabinet positions and other leading roles is chock full of Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders and campaign staff.

Here’s the list shared with NBC News by three Trump campaign advisers:

  • Attorney general: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
  • Secretary of state: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA)
  • Defense Secretary or national security adviser: Retired Lt. Gen. Michal Flynn
  • Chief of staff: Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus
  • Treasury secretary: Trump finance chair Steve Mnuchin
  • Commerce secretary: RNC finance chair Lew Eisenberg
  • RNC Chair: Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski or deputy campaign manager David Bossie
  • Notably absent from the list is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who “has drifted from the campaign,” according to NBC News.

    When asked about the names given to NBC by Trump campaign advisers, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told NBC that “none of this is accurate.”

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