Report: Trump Could Tap Giuliani, Gingrich for Cabinet Positions

November 8, 2016 9:00 am Last Updated: November 8, 2016 9:40 am

Donald Trump, if he’s elected, could name former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich to his cabinet, according to a report.

NBC News, citing unnamed campaign advisers, reported that Gingrich could be the secretary of state and Giuliani could be named attorney general. Other names considered are retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn for defense secretary and Reince Priebus, the current RNC chairman, as Trump’s chief of staff.

“They’re thinking, ‘We need to find that balance between someone who knows how Washington works and someone who shakes things up,'” the senior campaign adviser told the broadcaster.

It’s unclear if Priebus is interested in the job. If Priebus leaves, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski could be named, as could deputy campaign manager David Bossie.

Trump finance chairman Steve Mnuchin could be named as secretary of the Treasury and RNC finance chair Lew Eisenberg could be named as commerce secretary, NBC reported.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was not named in the report—and he “has drifted from the campaign,” NBC reported. But NJ Advance Media reported that Christie could be vetted for attorney general or chief of staff.

“Washington still doesn’t get it,” another senior aide told the media outlet. “You have to understand the party will never be the same.”

“They’re reaching out to people with experience, they’re listening to them, they’re taking their counsel,” another former official told NBC. “I was very impressed.”

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks added to NBC that “none of this is accurate.”

RealClearPolitics, in its latest update on Nov. 7, shows Clinton is up by around 3 points over Trump.