Following months of denying several job requests, businesswoman Cindy McCain has decided to accept a State Department role in the Trump administration, sources revealed for the Daily Beast on Monday.
Two senior administration officials, who demanded to stay anonymous, stated it is a “done deal” for both of them. President Trump “aggressively courted” McCain to take his offer for the position in his administration. Her probable title is a “U.S. ambassador-at-large for human rights.”
McCain’s decision for entering in the administration has been controversial. McCain, a vocal supporter of refugees and many humanitarian problems, and her husband Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, have additionally been an opposition to Trump. Back in October 2016, Sen. McCain canceled his endorsement of Trump, which back then was a Republican presidential nominee.
“Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy,” stated Sen. McCain in following the time when “Access Hollywood” audio was leaked.
During the campaigning, Trump had quite vocal remarks regarding Sen. McCain and his family. He bashed Sen. McCain’s record of service in the Vietnam War, remarks that Cindy McCain said to NPR were “shallow and stupid.” Trump additionally labeled Meghan McCain, the couple’s daughter which is a media personality constantly commented by Trump, “angry and obnoxious” in a September 2015 post on Twitter.
“I think we’ve seen this movie before,” Sen. McCain stated back in May. “I think it’s reaching a point where it’s of ‘Watergate size and scale,’ and a couple of other scandals that you and I have seen. It’s a centipede that the shoe continues to drop.”
As revealed by a White House official, Trump’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, had a big part in the encouragement for her father to insist on Cindy McCain taking a role in his administration. Ivanka Trump was the host of an anti-human trafficking event at the White House this previous month and was allegedly stunned by Cindy McCain’s devotion in working on global humanitarian matters. Namely, Cindy McCain was an ex chairwoman of HALO USA, a humanitarian organization which takes care of war-torn societies of landmines and different unexploded bombs and devices. Additionally, she has been incredibly vocal opposer to sex trafficking.
Senator John McCain and his wife Cindy spoke to reporters following the voting at the Mountain View Christian Church polling place on November 8, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Before this, the president had spoke about the prospect of an administration position with Cindy McCain couple of times, incorporating the time during a White House dinner Trump hosted for the McCains back in April.
“When [President Trump] sat down and ate with [John] McCain, it was always really to meet with the other McCain,” one more senior Trump administration official with information about the conversations stated for the Daily Beast.