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Trump Team Denies Al Jazeera Reporter’s Claim That Roger Ailes is Up For State Dept. Job

roger_ailesMuch of the discussion today has been about President-elect Donald Trump finally tapping ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State. It is also reported that former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton will be the Deputy Secretary of State.

Well, it appears that Trump is considering another big (and controversial) name to fill out a top State post.

Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan is also stating that Bolton, who used to work for Ailes at Fox News, is big on the Ailes selection.

It seems that Trump is floating out names like this, just as he did with Tillerson, to see the reaction.

Hasan himself, though, noted that he’s not saying Ailes will get the job, just that he has heard this from a source at State.

Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks has claimed that there is no truth to this story.

[image via Fox News]

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