President-Elect Donald Trump had plans to meet with former CIA Director General David Petraeus in Trump Tower, according to Bloomberg News. He is interviewing for the highly publicized Secretary of State position in President Trump’s cabinet. The report cites a transition official who indicated that Trump is ‘inclined’ to offer the job but is hesitant to have two former military generals running both the Pentagon and the State Department.
At the same time, Mitt Romney has been scheduled for a second interview for the same job, according to the UK Daily Mail. Romney’s consideration has been fraught with controversy, as Trump’s transition team is sharply divided at the highest levels over whether or not Romney deserves the job, after his nasty criticisms of Trump throughout the GOP primary, and going as far as pushing a 3rd party candidate in Utah to oppose Trump during the general election.
Kellyanne Conway remarked on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday that she was “just astonished at the breathtaking volume and intensity of blowback that I see” from Trump supporters on social media opposing Romney’s appointment.