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President Trump’s Emerging Town of Palm Beach Cabinet

President Trump, the part-time Palm Beacher, who has already kicked off seven trips to his Mar-a-Lago winter white house since his inauguration, wishes for a unique Town of Palm Beach flavor in his Cabinet.

As Trump’s frustration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to rise, it has been reported that the president is considering his longtime political ally and former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, to replace Sessions as the nation’s highest law enforcement officer. Giuliani and his wife, Judith, have both owned properties on the island since at least 2004. The former Mayor owns a pair of condos in Palm Beach; a Lake Drive unit worth an estimated $1.6 million and Cocoanut Row place valued at $390,000. Giuliani also visits Palm Beach frequently.

The president has already tapped Palm Beach neighbor Wilbur Ross for Commerce secretary. Ross, 79, is a billionaire investor and longtime associate of Trump’s who made his fortune by buying and restructuring bankrupt companies. In the early 1990s, Ross had helped Trump resurrect his casino company following its bankruptcy.

“Wilbur Ross is a champion of American manufacturing and knows how to help companies succeed,” Trump said in a statement announcing his choice.

President Trump’s Emerging Town of Palm Beach Cabinet

“Wilbur knows that cutting taxes for working families, reducing burdensome government regulations and unleashing America’s energy resources will strengthen our economy at a time when our country needs to see significant growth.”

For the Cabinet-level post of U.S. trade representative, the president picked another Town of Palm Beach resident Robert Lighthizer, a former Reagan administration official. Ben Carson, the Palm Beach Gardens resident and respected neurosurgeon, now serves as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Related>>>> Wilbur Ross Jr. Tapped by Donald Trump as Commerce Secretary

In February, the first Hispanic on Trump’s Cabinet and Miami resident, Alexander Acosta, was confirmed by the Senate as secretary of the Department of Labor. Acosta has led several public corruption prosecutions in Palm Beach County as well as federal investigations while serving as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida from 2006 to 2009.

President Trump’s choice of Rudy Giuliani for Attorney General will bring to five the number of Palm Beachers Trump will have picked for Cabinet-level posts.

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