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Romney tapped for dinner, Ross tapped for Cabinet

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>> All good news, thank you. Everything fine?>> Donald Trump naming 78 year old billionaire, Wilbur Ross, as Commerce Secretary on Wednesday. Ross is a former banker known for resurrecting dying businesses, most notably, in the steel and coal industries, two sectors Trump would like to revitalize. Ross has been a staunch Trump supporter and economic advisor throughout the presidential campaign, helping shape its views on trade policy.
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That includes blaming the North American Free Trade Agreement and China's Entry Into the World Trade Organization for causing job losses at US factories. And in other Cabinet news, Mitt Romney dining on garlic soup with frog legs among other things with Trump and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at a Trump Hotel in Manhattan, Tuesday night as part of his job interview for the Secretary of State gig.
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>> These discussions I've had with him have been enlightening and interesting and engaging.>> The kind words, quite the turnaround from just months ago when Romney called Trump a phony and a fraud and that the American public were suckers for voting for him. That led Trump's former campaign manager Kelly Ann Conway to recently blast Trump's decision to even consider Romney for the top international post.
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Something her boss reportedly wasn't too pleased about. Trump is also considering former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, senator Bob Korker and marine corp general, John Kelly for Secretary of State.