When it comes to the position of Secretary of State, Mitt Romney’s name has been floated around. This move would have many people on the right upset. Romney has been a major opponent of Trump since the beginning of his campaign. General David Petraeus’ name is now being circulated for the position. Would this be a better fit? Give us your thoughts below.
General David Petraeus, one of the United States’ most prominent military officers, has indicated he would be willing to serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration if asked.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “The only response can be: ‘yes, Mr President’.”
A number of media outlets have linked the retired general with positions in the new administration.
A report in The Guardian last week linked Gen Petraeus to the race for secretary of state, citing diplomatic sources.
Mr Trump has been putting together his administration made up of friends, family, and former rivals – but several key positions, including secretary of state, remain open.
General Petraeus was indirectly critical of some of Donald Trump’s rhetoric during the presidential election campaign, describing the president elect’s anti-Muslim comments as toxic.
However, he said he had heard good things from those who have been speaking with Mr Trump since the election result.
“It’s interesting that those who have been talking to him have said, you know, he’s very personable, very hospitable, very gracious guy, full of questions and dialogue,” he said.