Rick Perry Ascends Trump Tower to Meet President-elect as Rumors Fly About Potential Cabinet Posts

WASHINGTON - Former Gov. Rick Perry met Monday with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, stoking rumors that the Texan might find a plum posting in the administration of the man he once called a "cancer on conservatism." Perry spent more than an hour at Trump Tower, joining a growing list of prominent politicos to make the pilgrimage to the iconic Manhattan skyscraper in search of a job. He didn't answer any questions from reporters as he entered or exited the building, according to pool reporters. The Republican - who eventually became an enthusiastic Trump surrogate - has been floated for a number of cabinet positions. Those could include postings over energy, agriculture or veterans affairs. The latest rumor pegs the Air Force veteran as a candidate for Defense Secretary.  Continue reading...

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