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Report: Cindy McCain to Join Trump Administration

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Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

By    |   Monday, 12 Jun 2017 10:32 PM

Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will join President Donald Trump's administration as a Washington, D.C.-based ambassador-at-large, The Daily Beast reported.

Her role will focus on anti-human trafficking efforts, humanitarian-aid matters and refugees.

"[Trump personally], aggressively courted her for this," one White House official told The Daily Beast. "It's a done deal now . . . The president had floated several positions before—this is the one that stuck."

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, made a strong push for bringing McCain on board after learning of her years of work on global humanitarian issues. McCain serves as co-chair of the Arizona Governor's Council on human trafficking and on the McCain Institute's Human Trafficking Advisory Council and has worked to raise awareness about human trafficking and problems refugees face.

Trump has discussed a role with McCain several times, including once during a dinner with the McCains at the White House in April. 

"When [President Trump] sat down and ate with [John] McCain, it was always really to meet with the other McCain," another senior Trump administration official told The Daily Beast.

The relationship between Trump and the McCains has been contentious. John McCain has questioned the president on many issues and just this weekend said American leadership was better under former President Barack Obama.

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Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will join President Donald Trump's administration as a Washington, D.C.-based ambassador-at-large, The Daily Beast reported.
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