It’s official, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet, according to a statement released Friday. Sources told NBC and CNN that Donald Trump told the former New York City mayor he wasn’t getting the job. It is unclear why the announcement was not made until Friday afternoon. He was at one time on tap for director of national intelligence and attorney general, in addition to secretary of state.
The Trump statement said: ‘President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that during a meeting with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani held on November 29, 2016, Mayor Giuliani removed his name from consideration for a position in the new administration.'”Rudy Giuliani is an extraordinarily talented and patriotic American. I will always be appreciative of his 24/7 dedication to our campaign after I won the primaries and for his extremely wise counsel,” Trump said in the statement. “He is and continues to be a close personal friend, and as appropriate, I will call upon him for advice and can see an important place for him in the administration at a later date.”
Giuliani was being considered as Trump’s possible pick for secretary of state — one of the most important positions in a president’s cabinet. During Trump’s campaign, Giuliani worked as a top surrogate and adviser to the real estate mogul during his campaign.
That Giuliani will now not serve in Trump’s Administration is the latest sign of a longtime loyalist being shut out and replaced with other conservatives .