Reports have surfaced that former Governor Bobby Jindal is being considered for President-elect Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Jindal was very critical of Trump when he was also running for president. LSU Political Communications Professor Martin Johnson says after dropping out of the race, Jindal publicly supported Trump.
“For these kind of cabinet positions, he’s going to be looking at some Republicans that are in office around the country but he’s got to take a hard look at essentially available Republican leaders.”
Johnson says Trump needs to build up his circle of Republicans experienced in politics because he doesn’t come from a political background.
“People like Vice President-elect Pence will help him do that that, as well as, Republican party leaders at the national level but he’s got to figure those top positions out and get to work on that.”
Johnson says there is a lot of uncertainty and concern with a Trump presidency. He says it will be interesting to see what we get versus what Trump said he would do on the campaign trail.
“On the campaign trail, he’s this brash, combative, anti-free trade, anti-immigrant candidate. The way he lives his life, he’s conducting business all over the work and is himself married to an immigrant.”