President Trump might choose Cindy McCain, the wife of one of his sharpest critics, for a diplomatic post at the State Department, according to a new report.
“One possibility under discussion is McCain serving as an ambassador-at-large in Washington, focusing on a specific issue such as human trafficking,” according to the Associated Press, citing two anonymous sources.
McCain’s appointment would be something of an olive branch to Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain, who traded vicious barbs with Trump dating back to the earliest days of the 2016 election cycle. Trump infamously mocked the senator for having been captured during the Vietnam war. He also refused to vote for Trump in the general election.
“It’s very disturbing,” McCain said Tuesday of Trump’s decision to compliment North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “The statements and the comments obviously fly in the face of everything I stood for and I’ve believed in all my life.”