Excerpted From The Washington Free Beacon: President-elect Donald Trump ripped his own potential Secretary of State nominee Jon Huntsman repeatedly during the 2012 Republican primary season, particularly for his performance as the U.S. ambassador to China under President Obama.
Huntsman is reportedly being weighed to be the nation’s top diplomat in the Trump administration, along with a host of other candidates that include 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. However, sources told the MSNBC program Morning Joe that Huntsman was not being seriously considered.
Like Romney, Huntsman has found himself the target of Trump’s ire in the past.
In a Fox & Friends interview after Huntsman famously spoke Mandarin during a January 2012 debate, Trump said the stunt was “ridiculous” and castigated Huntsman’s “pathetic” stance toward China. Keep reading
Jon Huntsman called to see me. I said no, he gave away our country to China! @JonHuntsman
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2012