Trump Reportedly Having Second Thoughts About DefSec Pick, Requested ‘Suggestions for Different Candidates’

Posted on June 11, 2019 5:29 pm

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Patrick Shanahan, the current Acting Secretary of Defense, has been chosen by President Donald Trump to be the next official DefSec. On Tuesday, Trump was asked about nominating him and said it’s done and now it has to “go through the process.”

Trump announced his intention to nominate Shanahan on May 9, but the White House still hasn’t officially nominated him.

— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) June 11, 2019

Per WH pool: Trump “repeatedly said he already nominated him after reporters asked why Shanahan’s nomination hasn’t been submitted to the Senate.”

— Travis J. Tritten (@Travis_Tritten)