×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: Cindy McCain | ambassador | human trafficking | refugees

Report: Cindy McCain to Join Trump Administration

Report: Cindy McCain to Join Trump Administration
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

By    |   Monday, 12 June 2017 10:32 PM EDT

Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will join President Donald Trump's administration as a Washington, D.C.-based ambassador-at-large, The Daily Beast reported.

Her role will focus on anti-human trafficking efforts, humanitarian-aid matters and refugees.

"[Trump personally], aggressively courted her for this," one White House official told The Daily Beast. "It's a done deal now . . . The president had floated several positions before—this is the one that stuck."

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, made a strong push for bringing McCain on board after learning of her years of work on global humanitarian issues. McCain serves as co-chair of the Arizona Governor's Council on human trafficking and on the McCain Institute's Human Trafficking Advisory Council and has worked to raise awareness about human trafficking and problems refugees face.

Trump has discussed a role with McCain several times, including once during a dinner with the McCains at the White House in April. 

"When [President Trump] sat down and ate with [John] McCain, it was always really to meet with the other McCain," another senior Trump administration official told The Daily Beast.

The relationship between Trump and the McCains has been contentious. John McCain has questioned the president on many issues and just this weekend said American leadership was better under former President Barack Obama.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will join President Donald Trump's administration as a Washington, D.C.-based ambassador-at-large, The Daily Beast reported.
Cindy McCain, ambassador, human trafficking, refugees
214
2017-32-12
Monday, 12 June 2017 10:32 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved