Hmm: Trump Is Considering Jon Huntsman For Secretary Of State

Posted: Dec 04, 2016 8:00 PM

Via The Associated Press it seems President-elect Donald J. Trump is moving away from his initial frontrunners to be the top diplomat in his administration and could be adding former 2012 candidate and governor of Utah Jon Huntsman to the short list (via The Hill):

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly open to expanding his short list of candidates for secretary of State to include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.

Huntsman was one of the possibilities reported by The Associated Press on Saturday night, citing a source close to the Trump transition.

Huntsman, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, previously served as ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin.

The AP reported that Trump is moving away from the two front-runners for the secretary of State position, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and former UN Ambassador John Bolton have also been considered for the position, with Bolton probably being placed near the top of the short list as well. The president-elect met with Bolton on Friday.