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Carl Calabrese on Trump's Biz, and Rom

Nov 30, 2016|

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Without action gas Carlo calabrese Republican strategist but the firm Massey yellow mark Tucci. Calories & Associates. Carl good morning it's been awhile. Well we thought you kind needed net. But Donald Trump the president elect announcing on Twitter this morning he's leaving his business empire presumably to his kids he's holding a news conference with his children December 15. There it's kind Carlin he thought they could do both jobs right. The other it was he was making comments to that effect but I mean realistically. You can't do both I mean. Just from a time standpoint it's impossible it is he's president of the United States are set to many people that you know if you look at the history the United States. There are tens of thousands. Of millionaires and billionaires but there's only been 45 president now is one of them. And so this is the most important job it is like this is what will be remembered for a long after he s.'s. Not necessarily you know is that business dealings so he had to do this. Even though he's exempt from conflict of interest laws the appearance would have been terrible the time constraints would have been I think just. Overwhelming is he's doing the right thing he's got to focus on one job enjoyable only presidency of the United States of America. Carol I don't know if we ever have the opportunity to ask you about the new Donald Trump Mitt Romney political. Romance. Am I gonna call little political love affair because we really don't know that it is. I would permit the a political dance at this point I'm not quite sure. Well what it is it is it is kind of provided a lot of Rama an entertainment which is. There's so what typical of the proper approach to the election cycle. Which is fine and they've got elected but. It's been very interesting I mean that Romney beat them on multiple occasions you've got Kellyanne Conway his spokesperson. Campaign manager going on television and let it just ripping. Mitt Romney apart it turns out that. If she did that would be knowledgeable full lipped out actually it's kind of scripture that would go under a lot of people think she's just plain on the given that Romney said some really wicked things about him personally. During the campaign wasn't about policy it was about it was about character and personality. Some really nasty stuff so I think I think the conventional wisdom now is that he is kind of pointless with Romney up at there will be an awful lot of hope. Supporters very very upset have been running if that appointment because they just they just can't forget what I said how he said it during camp. But now elicit the Romney after that dinner meeting last night and you know completely different tone from hammy he couldn't. Say air or give enough praise to trump and the way he's filling his administration. Funny how elections election victories that way of changing people's I think that that yeah. Identity equals what happens I was saying. Riley might be a very good secretary of state and maybe trump is following days you know beat the Lincoln model lead the team of rivals modeled it. It is you know Lincoln took before men who opposed him for the nomination Republican nomination. And that was a tough. Nancy Grace and brought onto his cabinet made a team of rivals and they all ended up being you should a supporters and admirers of Abraham Lincoln in Portland they started so so so people aren't at that theory that. This is exactly what Lincoln did you bring your rivals it's people close to make some supporters and and they. That could be it was my you know. We're dealing with a different type of obviously we dealt with a different type of candidate during the primaries and election without dealing with a different type of president elect will be dealing with a different type of present at a writing the book. Chapter by chapter as we go long ago. There's speculation because he's just never done anything like this before. Carl for secretary of state who do you like. I did. I would go with Rudy Giuliani. Regularly out it was a very very strong supporter of Donald Trump he's got. Worldwide. Relationships with both foreign leaders he might have some problems. In the approval process because it is business dealings there's been talk about that with no real specific but that could be a problem but in terms of a spokesperson for America in terms of knowing. International leaders and understanding foreign relations and understanding of the threat of terrorism. And the threat from Russia and China. I think it's out there. Any other picks that year out. Concerned about or you like that his pick so far. I think he's got some real solid fictional the meat is started wringing their hands. Within 24 hours of his election of the transition process was. Chaotic if there was infighting and wasn't diverse and often you know all nonsense he's made some very very solid six. I like Mike Pompeo. To head up the CIA very loudly and on four and I'm on terrorism in and out security issues. Like Flynn national security advisor solid there. Rant preakness is chief of staff. Excellent choice I like this particular McFarland deputy national security by doing OK see you ran for the senate and in New York State. Real real solid form affairs credential how place. First human health services this banter and NC member of congress he has put forward a very. He'll plant and how to replace obamacare when people say there's no place to replace it. Again that sense and are reading Tom price is such a play it'll get up and I I like that it very much. How about Elaine Chao for transportation secretary yeah it. Labor secretary. She is labor secretary under bush and she's the wife of the majority leader Reid McConnell right she knows Washington and all. You know Donald up as an outsider that's what got him elected but now it becomes an insider he's president he's got to deal with congress. He's got to deal all the bureaucracies. You've got to get people we know how to do that. Who who understand what your agenda is who are loyal to you and will carried out but it got to know the ins and outs of how to you congress how to do the bureaucracy. Very very complicated you've got to go to people who have. Some knowledge and experience of how to get things done because ultimately that's what Donald Trump will be judged on for years now has gotten. Things done that he promised he would get done. I think he's got a good team that they help them achieve those goals. Carol great stuff criteria again. That's is strategist Karl calabrese.