Donald Trump to nominate Patrick Shanahan to be defense secretary
It’s unclear when Trump will make the formal announcement.
“Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven over the last several months that he is beyond qualified to lead the Department of Defense, and he will continue to do an excellent job.”
“I called my mom,” he said. “She was super happy.”
Asked what his priorities will be going forward, he said the national defence strategy will be “high priority,” but there are “real world events that happen every day, and so you have to spin a lot of plates.”
He said the biggest challenge of the position was “balancing” all the various issues plus those that occur and were unplanned for.