Newt Gingrich said, “I can think of 20 other people who would be more naturally compatible with the Trump vision of foreign policy.” He mentioned that Trump supporters will be very disappointed as they are reminded of the things he said against Trump during the campaign.
“Trump has to have somebody at State who is very tough and very willing to take on foreign leaders and say, ‘Wait a second, I’m here to represent the United States of America,’” the former House Speaker elaborated. “To what extent would [Romney] actually represent the kind of tough-minded ‘America first’ policies that Trump has campaigned on?”
“Romney wanted to be in President-elect Trump’s job, and to what degree would Romney, once he became secretary of State, represent himself going around the world?” he wondered.
Mike Huckabee responded to the UN Ambassadorship but was a lot tougher on the possibility of a Romney appointment because he failed the loyalty test.
Huckabee, who appears is a possible Secretary of Health and Human Services according to media reports, also said during an appearance on Fox and Friends that he turned down one Cabinet offer but might reconsider if a different position were to arise.
“It’s not about that I don’t care for Mitt personally. But I’m still very unhappy that Mitt did everything he could to derail Donald Trump,” he said.