Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee who has been tapped to serve as White House chief of Staff called President-elect Donald Trump, ''A Socratic method kind of guy,'' as deliberations continue over who will serve as Secretary of State. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee who has been tapped to serve as White House chief of Staff called President-elect Donald Trump, "A Socratic method kind of guy," as deliberations continue over who will serve as Secretary of State in the Trump Administration. Under consideration to serve, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney who had been a fierce critic of Trump during the campaign. Romney, who has met with Trump several times has raised Trump for a "message of inclusion and bringing people together" since his Nov. 8 victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump is also considering U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Corker met Trump at Trump Tower earlier on Tuesday and told reporters afterward that Trump "needs to choose someone that he's very comfortable with and he knows there's going be no daylight between him and them." Other names reportedly under consideration include U.S. General David Petraeus, a former CIA director who resigned in 2012 after it emerged he had an extra-marital affair, as well as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Priebus also said Trump "Knew exactly what was happening," when he he spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan. The 10-minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China". China lodged a diplomatic protest over the call but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. "This is not a massive deviation of our policy," Priebus said.