Trump Narrows Secretary Of State Field To Four In Celebrity Apprentice: White House Elimination Round

The Hill reports:

President-elect Donald Trump has narrowed the field of contenders for secretary of State to four candidates, his transition team said today. Spokesman Jason Miller confirmed that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are still under consideration.

Miller would not reveal the names of the other two contenders, but it is widely believed that Trump is also considering retired Gen. David Petraeus and Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee for the job. Trump and Romney dined in public with Reince Priebus, Trump’s incoming chief of staff, on Tuesday night in New York City. It was Romney’s second meeting with Trump about becoming the nation’s top diplomat.

Romney’s consideration for the role, however, has caused turmoil within Trump’s inner circle. Giuliani, a longtime Trump confidante, covets the job. And Trump’s former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, has openly campaigned against the Romney selection, saying it would anger Trump’s base of supporters.