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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:42 PM

Trump May Be Having Second Thoughts About Shanahan As Defense Secretary

While in Europe to commemorate D-Day, Trump asked at least 3 people if they had any suggestions for different candidates, four sources said.
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June 11, 2019, 2:10 PM EDT
By Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube and Leigh Ann Caldwell

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears to be having second thoughts about his choice of Patrick Shanahan as his next secretary of defense and asked several confidants in France last week about alternative candidates, according to four people familiar with the conversations.

The White House announced May 9 that Trump had decided to nominate Shanahan, who has served as acting defense secretary since January. But the White House has yet to formally submit Shanahan's nomination to the Senate.

While in Normandy, France, last week to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Trump asked at least three people what they thought of Shanahan and if they had any suggestions for different candidates, the four people familiar with the conversations said.

They said Army Secretary Mark Esper was discussed as a possible replacement nominee should Trump decide to pull back his Shanahan announcement. Esper was among the candidates whom Trump had previously considered for the defense secretary job.

Asked by NBC News on Tuesday about Shanahan’s nomination, Trump said he "put it out officially" weeks ago and now the acting secretary "has to go through the process."

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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:53 PM

1. And the left, "MAY BE" shitting themselves because they know he will be reelected.

I can use the may be lie just as well as you can.

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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:59 PM

2. Unnamed sources mean Fake News.

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