Candidates for positions in the Trump administration have been making their way to Trump Tower.
One of those meeting with Trump was former Congressman Allen West.
Is Donald Trump about to make a major announcement about West getting a job in his administration?
Conservatives have largely been pleased with Trump’s cabinet appointees.
His selections have sent a signal that he intends to roll back Obama’s disastrous agenda and pursue the populist policies which won him the election.
West’s trip to New York was his second meeting with President-elect Trump.
So does Allen West have a role in the coming Trump administration?
Western Journalism reports West initially kept the point of his meeting clouded in secrecy:
Former Florida Congressman Allen West met with Donald Trump in Trump Tower for a second time on Monday, but the tea party favorite refrained from giving any insight as to why he as meeting with the president-elect.
West joked that he was back at Trump Tower because “last time I was here I forgot my umbrella,” then resisted telling the press whether he would be formally advising Trump on national security issues.
“We’ll see when I get up there,” he told reporters.
West, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, explained instability in the Middle East is far more concerning than the Obama administration’s investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
“I think there are more important things. We’re about to see a collapse in Syria, Iraq is falling apart. The Iran nuclear deal is horrific. China and Russia are expanding,” he said. “I think that’s where we need to focus your intelligence efforts.”
However, Breitbart reports West informed reporters that the purpose of his meeting was to discuss world affairs with the President-elect and his national security team:
“Colonel Allen West met with President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy team on Monday, including Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Mike Flynn and KT McFarland.
He may not be joining the upcoming administration, though.
After the meeting, West told reporters that he discussed national security issues with the president-elect, but said he was not offered a position.
“I mean they know my reputation very well,” he said. “I’m just a simple soldier and I’m the third of four generations that served this country going back to my father in World War II, and we still have a relative of ours that is continuing to serve in the Army now.”
Does this mean West will have no role in the administration?
In the fast-moving Trump world, nothing is definite.
But he did meet with the President-elect twice, so it does indicate some interest on the part of the Trump team.
So far Trump’s team has pleased conservatives.
Many say it’s been better than they expected.
Adding Allen West would surely also please the grassroots activists who helped push Trump to victory.
The former Florida Congressman gained fame in the initial Tea Party wave of 2010 for his fiery speeches that spread across conservative networks thanks to YouTube and social media.
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