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Trump’s Potential Administration Officials

Who Are The Top Contenders To Be Part Of A Second Trump Administration?

If he wins a second term, Donald Trump appears ready to stuff his administration and cabinet with right-wing zealots who will have control over things like education, health care, and our national security. If you thought the first Trump administration was bad, the folks he has in the running for administration roles this time around suggest this term might be even more dangerous.

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Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson

Ben Carson served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Trump. An ethically conflicted extremist, Carson’s anti-abortion agenda coupled with his disdain for programs like Social Security and Medicare could help make Trump’s second term more dangerous than the first.


Trump Megadonor; Potential Treasury Secretary

John Paulson

John Paulson, a big Trump donor, is reportedly under consideration to run the Treasury Department in a second Trump term.

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Governor of North Dakota

Doug Burgum

The North Dakota governor and former businessman could be a key player in another Trump administration. On top of being rich, Burgum is anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ rights, and anti-clean energy.


Senator (R-SC)

Tim Scott

Tim Scott’s tenure in the Senate has been filled with vilifying abortion rights and essential programs like Social Security and Medicare. Scott often touts his work with Trump on opportunity zones, part of Trump’s tax cuts for the rich that further supported the wealthiest Americans at the expense of everyday families.

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Former Acting Defense Secretary; Potential Defense Secretary

Christopher Miller

Christopher Miller, who served as acting secretary of defense during the tail-end of the Trump administration once said he could not wait to leave his post. However, he could be in for a return to the Pentagon as Trump has floated him as a potential secretary of defense.

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Former White House Chief Strategist

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon was an influential and dangerous player in Trump’s first administration, and he could be back in a second term.

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South Dakota Governor

Kristi Noem

An undying Trump loyalist, Noem’s audition for the Trump cabinet has consisted of her touting her extremism on issues like abortion, Social Security, and Medicare while also failing to lead her home state.


Former Presidential Candidate

Vivek Ramaswamy

Ever since Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the presidential race, he has been trying his hardest to secure a spot in a second Trump administration.


Potential Administration Official

Lee Zeldin

As a member of Congress and in his failed bid for governor of New York, Lee Zeldin espoused an extreme agenda that could endanger our national security and our health and safety. Zeldin has been floated as a potential cabinet official in a second Trump term.


Trump Policy Advisor; Potential Administration Official

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller is perhaps best known for enabling Trump’s worst tendencies on immigration during his first term. He may be back and do even more damage.

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Potential Agriculture Secretary

Sid Miller

Sid Miller, the infamously brash Texan, could finally make his way into a Trump office.


Former Speaker Of The House

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy may have been ousted from his job as speaker of the House, but he’s reportedly up for a big job in a second Trump administration.

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) attends a press conference alongside fellow Republicans following the passage of the Secure the Border Act, HR-2, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Congresswoman (R-GA)

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s conspiracy theories coupled with her extremism on issues of democracy and abortion rights make her a perfect fit in a second Donald Trump administration, where she is reportedly under consideration for a key role.


Former Trump Administration Official

Kash Patel

Kash Patel might be making a return to another Trump administration.

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Former Acting Director of National Intelligence; Trump Advisor And Potential Administration Hire

Ric Grenell

Donald Trump already refers to Ric Grenell as his “envoy,” despite neither of them being in office. If Trump is re-elected, he and Grenell will spread danger around the globe.


Former Director Of The Office Of Management And Budget

Russell Vought

Russell Vought made his mark on the first Trump administration and he could return in the next administration

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Former Congresswoman (I-HI)

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard has a long history of extremism and with a prominent role in Donald Trump’s administration, she could have the opportunity to act on it. From abortion to LGBTQ+ rights to her dangerous foreign policy beliefs, putting Gabbard near power puts our safety and rights in jeopardy.

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Potential Attorney General

Mike Davis

Mike Davis spent years in the Senate pushing through extreme judicial nominees, and he could be coming to Trump’s next administration.


Former Trump Economic Advisor

Larry Kudlow

Larry Kudlow did enough damage during Trump’s first term, but he may be making a return in a second Trump administration.

John McEntee

Former Trump White House Official; Project 2025 Staffer

John McEntee

John McEntee was a former Trump staffer and current Project 2025 staffer who could be making his way back to the White House in a second Trump term. McEntee left the first Trump administration in disgrace over issues with his security clearance. Since then, he’s been working with Project 2025 to push Trump to enact an extreme agenda in a second term.


Trump Megadonor; Potential Treasury Secretary

John Ratcliffe

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe used his position in the Trump White House to politicize intelligence related to our national security, drawing scrutiny from intelligence officials.

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Trump Campaign Spokesperson; Potential White House Staffer

Karoline Leavitt

One of Trump’s top sycophantic mouthpieces, Karoline Leavitt, could be following him to the White House if he wins a second term.

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Former Ambassador, Potential Agriculture Secretary

Kip Tom

Former Ambassador Kip Tom could be making a second go-around in a Trump administration if he wins in November.



Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton, one of the Senate’s most reckless and dangerous members, could be making his way to the Trump administration in a second term.

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