Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz’s choice for VP, is suddenly saying really nice things about Donald Trump and she is meeting him Monday. So is she being considered for Secretary of State? Well, the Chief Political Correspondent for Newsmax seems to think she may be.
Back from NY. Latest version of things has Trump giving State to Carly Fioini rather than cintroversial Tilkerson and France amb. To Romney.
— John Gizzi (@johngizzi) December 11, 2016
No marks for spelling but it is an intriguing proposition; especially as President-elect Trump has put some doubt over the current favorite.
Whether I choose him or not for “State”- Rex Tillerson, the Chairman & CEO of ExxonMobil, is a world class player and dealmaker. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2016
During the campaign Fiorina was anything but complementary about Trumo but that has all changed now as can be seen from a new article in the Washington Post,
Carly Fiorina praised Donald Trump’s “brilliant” moves as president-elect on Saturday as she formally endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie for Virginia governor and looked ahead to her Monday visit to Trump Tower in New York.
Her remarks, made at a retreat for Virginia Republicans, could help patch up her rocky relationship with Trump as she is considered for an administration job — and give Gillespie a boost with Trump supporters as he seeks his party’s nomination in a June primary.
Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and one of many runners-up to Trump in the GOP primary, has had a bitter relationship with the Manhattan real estate mogul, who disparaged her appearance during the primary. She called on Trump to drop out of the race in October, after he was heard bragging about groping women on an 11-year-old recording.
“Donald Trump does not represent me or my party,” she said on Twitter at the time.
But Fiorina, a Northern Virginia resident often mentioned as a potential U.S. Senate candidate in 2018, heaped praise on Trump on Saturday, when she spoke to hundreds of state party leaders, elected officials and activists at an annual gathering known as the Republican Advance.
And she loved the Carrier deal,
“One thing President-elect Trump clearly understands is this: that actually changing an ingrained, embedded status quo requires a major shock to the system,” she said. “It can’t be such a violent shock that you put the patient in cardiac arrest, but you have to have a signal strong enough that people understand change is actually coming. So I think the Carrier deal was brilliant.”
So, is she a possible fit for Sec. of State?