Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving was reportedly a complete shitshow.
Sources speaking to the New York Post said guests were stunned to see that the apparently panicking President-elect was going from person to person asking them to help him decide who to chose as his Secretary of State, a job currently narrowed down two main contenders: Mitt Romney or… Rudy Giuliani.
One witness told us Trump took a prime table next to the fireplace in the club’s living room, but spent a lot of time greeting members and asking who they think should be his top diplomat.
The spy said, “Donald was walking around asking everybody he could about who should be his secretary of state. There was a lot of criticism about Romney, and a lot of people like Rudy. There are also many people advocating for [former US ambassador to the UN] John Bolton.”
And Trump’s guestlist was absolutely bonkers. None of the invited guests had any business giving advice on such an important position in the White House.
Guests joining Trump for Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago included Christopher Nixon Cox, the grandson of Richard Nixon, who we are told is being lined up to be Trump’s ambassador to China. Also there was Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Newsmax Media Christopher Ruddy, boxing promoter Don King, interior designer William Eubanks and political consultant Mary Ourisman. Attracting almost as much attention as the president-elect was chiseled romance-novel hunk Fabio, who was seated at a table near Trump, and “was asked for pictures nearly as often as Trump himself.”
A male model, a convicted murderer, the grandson of Dick Nixon (what?), and an interior designer. It certainly illuminates what Trump meant when he said he surrounds himself with the best people.
Meanwhile, Trump’s camp has reportedly demanded Romney submit to a humiliating act if he wants to be considered for the job: He needs to publicly apologize to Donald Trump for ever criticizing him during the campaign.
A transition official told Fox’s Ed Henry that some in Trump’s inner circle want the former Massachusetts governor to apologize in order to be seriously considered for the secretary of State.
Trump’s friend Mike Huckabee wants him to take it a step further:
“There’s only one way that I think Mitt Romney could even be considered for a post like that and that is he goes to a microphone in a very public place and repudiates everything he said in that famous Salt Lake City speech, and everything he said after that.”
Barring that – and the advice Fabio may have given Trump over turkey and cranberries – and it looks like Rudy Giuliani, a certifiable lunatic, will be America’s diplomatic envoy when Trump takes office.
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