Former Speaker Newt Gingrich details that Trump’s vetting process for his cabinet is following a program similar to The Apprentice in which potential picks must prove themselves.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
President-elect Donald Trump’s selection process for his secretary of state is like his reality television show “The Apprentice,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Gingrich, who has publicly opposed former Trump critic Mitt Romney for the nation’s top diplomat, declared, “Trump is his own leader in important policy, and he’s looking for somebody to be his secretary of state’s, not the State department’s.”
“What I’m impressed with is the patient way he’s gone about this,” Gingrich said. “He didn’t jump in for Romney. He didn’t jump in against him. He hasn’t jumped in for [Rudy] Giuliani.”
Gingrich added “I have gotten no blowback from anybody, including [Trump’s chief of staff Reince] Priebus” about opposition to Romney for the position.
“There’s a sense of you’re allowed to have your own opinion,” Gingrich explained of the process. “This is like ‘The Apprentice.’ When you get to the decision, let’s all be on the same team, but until that opinion is made, let’s have an opinion.”
Gingrich also dismissed criticism of Trump not attending daily intel briefings as he prepares for his inauguration.