Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign at the end of the year
Trump said Perry plans to leave “toward the end of the year” and that he had already selected a replacement.
“We have the man that … in this case it’s a man that we’re going to be putting in Rick’s place. We’ll be announcing it very shortly,” Trump said.
The president said he was not surprised by Perry’s decision stating he had been informed of secretary’s plans to depart the White House six months ago.
“Rick and I have been talking for six months,” he said. “In fact I thought he might go a bit sooner. But he’s got some very big plans. He’s going to be very successful.”