Trump is currently the frontrunner in the GOP race, and he has now reached an all-time high in the polls.
Since he may have this election in the bag, Trump has already started thinking about who he will be appointing to his administration. Last week, the business mogul announced that he is considering making former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin his Vice President. Days later, rumors spread that Trump would appoint Ann Coulter to be his Homeland Security Chief.
Earlier this summer, Trump told the press that he would like billionaire Carl Icahn to be his Secretary of Treasury. The 79 year-old businessman refused at first, but he changed his mind last week after the debate.
“After last night’s debate I decided to accept @realDonaldTrump offer for Secretary of Treasury,” Icahn tweeted last Friday. “Seriously, the methods of electing our corporate and political leaders have become completely dysfunctional. In both areas, we are in dire need of a breath of fresh air.”
This week, Trump confirmed that he would like to appoint Icahn because he believes that he will help him take down China.
“I said, ‘Carl, if I get this thing, I want to put you in charge of China and Japan. Can you handle both of them? Okay? China and Japan,’” Trump said during a campaign speech in Michigan, according to Conservative Tribune. “And he said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it, I’ll do it, I wanna do it.’”
Icahn is the founder and largest shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, and he is worth an astounding $24.7 billion. He is also the 31st richest person in the world, according to Forbes.
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