After taking a coterie of close friends and acquaintances to key positions on boards and commissions a few weeks ago, President Trump on Wednesday announced plans to recruit Andrew H. Giuliani, a White House supporter and son-in-law. his personal law, Rudolph W. Giuliani, is named. be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Two other White House officials – Nicholas F. Luna and Mitch Webber – have also been named members, according to a White House statement. Presidential office bearers will serve a five-year term on the council, which will serve on the board of trustees of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
Andrew Giuliani and the president have had close personal connections for many years, including when Mr. Giuliani was a teenager and Mr. Trump helped him reconcile with his father after his parents’ divorce, according to a report in the Atlantic. And in 2017, the president hired Mr. Giuliani to work in the White House Office of Public Relations and Intergovernmental Affairs after a series of jobs in marketing, earning him a $ 95,000 salary as a special supporter of the president, according to documents from the White House.
“He has known the president since he was a child,” said the eldest. Giuliani said to the Atlantic. “Now, did he know him in the first place because he was the mayor’s son?” Yes, but they also had a relationship that was independent of me. “
The choice of place for Mr. Giuliani seemed to be on the council quite politically, especially with the disagreements between the council’s advocacy work in the past, such as his criticism of non-Nazi astronomy at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, and several statements made by Mr. Father Giuliani.
In an interview in 2019, the elder Mr. Giuliani, who was raised a Catholic, claimed to be “more Jewish” than George Soros, the liberal philanthropist himself, who survived the Holocaust.
Mr. was appointed. Giuliani is the latest in a series of movements similar to Mr. Trump to put friends on secret tables. Last week, the president arrested Elaine Chao, secretary of transportation and wife of General Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, for a six-year term on the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. The president also appointed White House deputy councilor Kellyanne Conway on the Air Force Academy visitor board.