Trump to host “Who Wants To Be A Cabinet Secretary?” to find next secretary of defense
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House is negotiating a reality television show with producer Mark Burnett to identify the next secretary of defense nominee with President Donald Trump set to host, sources confirmed today.
The show, titled "Who Wants To Be A Defense Secretary?" will pit contestant against each other as they vie for the job of leading the U.S. military. Patrick Shanahan has been acting secretary of defense since January 1, 2019, and the White House must nominate a permanent appointee for Senate approval.
“As President Trump says, a lot of people want to be part of this cabinet,” said a senior Defense Department official involved in the show's development. “And he proved on ‘The Apprentice’ that nobody is better at picking winners from the pack in a way that’s both thorough and entertaining.”
The Department of Defense is America’s largest employer, with over three million uniformed and civilian members. Presidential administrations often nominate appointees who are government …
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