News

Actions

NEW: Trump Considers Woman to Head GOP, Gay Man at UN

Donald Trump
Posted at 3:35 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 15:35:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is considering choosing a woman to run the Republican Party -- and an openly gay man to represent the United States at the U.N.

The moves would inject diversity into a Trump team.

Officials say Trump is considering Richard Grenell to be United States ambassador to the United Nations. He'd be the first openly-gay person to fill a Cabinet-level foreign policy post.

Grenell served as U.S. spokesman at the U.N. under George W. Bush.

Trump -- who yesterday named Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus  to be his chief of staff, is considering whether to select Michigan GOP chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel to take over as national party chief.

She is a niece of Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who is a harsh critic of Trump. She would be the first woman in decades to run the RNC.

McDaniel told The Associated Press today that she'll be "interested in whatever Mr. Trump wants."

Appointing McDaniel to run the GOP's political arm could be an effort to help the party heal the anger after a campaign in which Trump demeaned women.