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>> Very good conversation and we'll see where it goes from here.>> President elect Donald Trump on Monday adding retired General David Petraeus to the complicated guessing game surrounding his choice for Secretary of State with Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani also, jacking for the job. Petraeus who once run the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan emerging after an hour with Trump at his New York headquarters with kind words for his potential boss.
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>> He basically walked us around the world, sure with great grasp of the variety of the challenges that are out there and some of the opportunities as well.>> Trump quickly tweeting compliments of his own saying Petraeus left him very impressed. Petraeus will need to overcome a conviction for sharing classified data with a former mistress.
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Deputy foreign policy editor Yara Bayoumy.>> It does not seem that like Trump would see the problem that hats around at Petraeus as a possible factor that will negate him necessarily from taking up the position of Secretary of State. But he brings to the table a respected across the board top military commander with a lot of foreign policy experience would more than make up for that.
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>> This is supporters of Mitt Romney once a fierce Trump critic engage in an escalating tug of war with those favoring former New York Mayor and Trump loyalist, Rudy Giuliani. Media reports saying Trump was quote, irritated at transition adviser, Kellyanne Conway, for publicly speaking out against Romney. On Sunday, Conway warned Trump could face a backlash if he chooses the 2012 Republican nominee.
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Saying, quote, he and his consultants were nothing but awful to Donald Trump for a year. Conway later backing down on Twitter. Trump's former campaign manager has shown support for Giuliani, but his lack of international experience makes him a hard sell for others in Trump's inner circle. On Tuesday, Trump holding his second face to face with Romney and also meeting with Republican Senator, Bob Corker, another possible choice to be the nation's top diplomat.