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EXCLUSIVE–Hogan Gidley: Mike Huckabee Being Considered for Commerce, Secretary of State in Trump Administration

Hogan Gidley, who served as communications director for Gov. Mike Huckabee’s 2016 GOP presidential campaign and is a close friend of the former governor of Arkansas, confirmed to Breitbart News that Huckabee is being considered for a position in the Trump administration.

“From everything I hear and this is kind of some breaking news, and I don’t want to overstep what I heard, but I know he’s being considered for some posts, and that’s exciting,” Gidley told Alex Swoyer and Julia Hahn on Breitbart News Sunday. “I hope that Donald Trump recognizes and rewards Mike Huckabee for being so adamantly supportive of him in the primary process and defending him basically at every turn.”

Huckabee has been a supporter of Trump throughout the election and his daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, served as one of Trump’s senior advisers.

“Mike Huckabee has extreme skills,” Gidley added, noting that Huckabee was able to work with Democrats when he took office as governor of Arkansas and also has experience with trade deals that impacted his state.

Breitbart News asked Gidley which positions Huckabee is being considered for in Trump’s administration.

“I have heard commerce may be one of them,” Gidley responded. “Potentially, secretary of state as well.”

He continued:

Remember, he’s been to every Middle Eastern country. He was friends with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even before he held elected office. He’s been going back and forth to Israel since he was 17-years-old multiple times per year, so he definitely has some knowledge of the world stage.

“I think he definitely has the skill set that would help Donald Trump,” Gidley added.

UPDATE:

Gidley contacted Breitbart News on Monday afternoon and added that Huckabee is also being considered for Secretary of Health and Human Services as well as Secretary of Transportation — both areas where Huckabee has experience while serving Arkansas.

Breitbart News Sunday airs on SiriusXM Patriot Ch. 125 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Sunday night.

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