After months of courting, President Trump has finally succeeded in hiring Cindy McCain, wife of former presidential candidate John McCain, to join his administration.
Her position is not yet official, but will likely be called “U.S. ambassador-at-large for human rights,” or something similar, and will focus on refugees, humanitarian aid issues, and anti-human trafficking efforts.
Trump has reportedly spent months have been trying to convince McCain to join his administration. A White House source revealed that Trump “aggressively courted her for this, it’s a done deal now. The president had floated several positions before, this is the one that stuck.” Some may be surprised that McCain took the job, considering her publicly anti-Trump stance, which she has shared with her husband.
The Daily Caller reports:
Both Cindy McCain and Sen. McCain were known critics of Trump during the election, deciding not to vote for him. Sen. McCain suggested Trump was not qualified to be president in October.
“Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump. I have never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate, and we will not vote for Hillary Clinton. We will write in the name of some good conservative Republican who is qualified to be President,” Sen. McCain said in a statement according to Politico.
McCain is involved in many humanitarian causes. She serves as co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, which is part of the state’s governor’s office. Also, she has worked on human trafficking issues at Arizona State University’s McCain Institute as well as serving on boards of many nonprofit groups, raising money and championing children’s health issues.