From Aggieland to Mar-a-Lago: Ex-A&M President Meets Trump to Discuss Agriculture Post

WASHINGTON - Former Texas A&M president Elsa Murano meets on Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump, stirring chatter that yet another Texan could join the next administration's cabinet. A Trump transition spokesman confirmed that Murano is visiting the billionaire at his tony Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to "likely" talk about the position of agriculture secretary. The meeting - announced last week - could signal that the 57-year-old has an edge on the other Texans rumored to be up for the job. That group includes Texas agriculture commissioner Sid Miller and Susan Combs, a previous holder of that statewide office. Though Combs has met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, it appears that neither she nor Miller have met with Trump. Sean Spicer, a spokesman for the president-elect, said he would look into whether Trump plans to meet with those two Texans.  Continue reading...

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