WHO WILL BE TRUMP SECRETARY OF STATE?
On matters “Knife fights” at Trump Tower over Cabinet appointments, its interesting that Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an attorney with a Juris Doctorate Degree would be dismissed as unqualified. I get it, the highest he has been was Mayor of New York, and that the only major achievement was being Mayor during the 911 attack on the World Trade Center. I mean the guy has commercialized a tragedy more than any other person in history. Hundreds of millions of dollars as an adviser to foreign governments on how to prevent crime and enhance security. The hypocrisy of all these is that he dismissed the Clinton Global Initiative as a “pay for play” Clinton operation. From the human rights indifferent Qatar, to the despotic regime in Venezuela, Giuliani has been raking in millions as a contractor.
What baffles me is that while dismissing Giuliani quest for Secretary of State is that the propagandists hovering around Trump Tower are touting the name Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Governor, the US born American of Sikh(Kalasinga) of Indian descent(born Nimrata “Nikki” Randhawa) who is an accountant by trade and worked in a Waste Management and Recycling at later at her mother’s clothing business.Her experience aside, Nikki Haley would have a better worldview, given her heritage. I know she has advocated weird things in South Carolina like immigrants always carrying their immigration documents, but what do u expect her to advocate in the racial and slave era capital of the world, South Carolina if she wanted to win an election? Trump made her speak her heart out when he made extremist anti-immigrant opinions. And she had harsh words for Trump during the campaign trail. She endorsed Rubio, and then Ted Cruz when Rubio dropped. Just like me who grew up in Central, if I wanted to be MP for Maragua, I would have to do it on a Jubilee ticket, and attack Raila vigorously, and call Uhuru Njamba, and trust me they would elect me.
Another interesting choice is the Bush Era Under Secretary in the Dept of State John Bolton, a National Security Hawk, who continues to justify the Iraq War and insisting that it wasn’t a mistake. He supported the invasion of Ghadaffi’s Libya, and would be a conflict to Trump’s non-interventionist approach to international relations. He may however be a good pick if Trump chooses to “Bomb The Hell out of ISIS” as Trump so eloquently yelled in the campaign trail.
However I must point out that Rudy Giuliani has numerous entanglements with foreign governments through his security firm Giuliani Partners, in which he has advanced his “broken windows” doctrine in which he advises security agencies around the world to round up petty crimes to prevent bigger crimes. He is being accused of conflicts of interest which will make it hard for him to be confirmed in the Senate.
What’s Machiavellian about the Trump Transition Team is that the Kingmakers are being discredited one by one.
Already, New Jersey Governor Chris Kristie and his sidekicks were kicked out of the Transitional Team under the pretext of non-performance. Chris Kristie is rumored to be in trouble for having jailed the father of Trump son in law Jared Kushner like 10 yrs ago, and which is being viewed as the root of his predicament. Chris Kristie was the New Jersey Attorney General and prosecuted Jared Kushner’s dad. This was painful for the Kushner family because as a convicted felon, you are prohibited from signing business contracts. And that’s how Jared Kushner had to take over the running of his family business empire which runs into Billions of Dollars, in real estate and media.
But it shouldn’t be lost that Chris Kristie was instrumental in shoring up the Trump campaign. Yes he has baggage after his political handlers were convicted over the blocking of bridge to engineer a traffic jam to embarrass a politician who refused to endorse him. Trump owes Kristie big time, but its interesting that he is being thanked through being discredited. And the excuse for getting rid of these “Kingmakers” is that, they were ambivalent when the Hollywood Access video was released, weren’t as forceful in defending Trump during the allegations of sexual improprieties that were well documented in a tape. And more so, that Trump promised to “drain the swamp” and that Kristie stuffed the transition committee with lobbyists and special interest, who are being outed.