President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE is breaking new ground with his transition into the White House, according to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
“By any measure, President-elect Donald Trump is leading one of the most extraordinary presidential transition periods of all time,” Giuliani wrote in a Wednesday Time magazine op-ed.
“One of President-elect Donald Trump’s most historic characteristics is his complete outsider status,” added Giuliani, who campaigned for Trump. "On the day President-elect Trump takes office, he will be the first individual ever to serve as president who did not have any previous U.S. military or government experience.”
“This occurrence is literally unprecedented, and a very clear sign that he holds a completely new perspective on the real world, will judge people on results and not on rhetoric, and will embrace a practical approach to solving our greatest challenges.”
Giuliani said Trump has focused on merit when making his Cabinet selections.
“True to his outsider-form, President-elect Donald Trump isn’t just coming through the ranks of federal government alone to fill these posts,” he said, citing the business CEOs, military generals and state governors who have been nominated so far.
“This variety of highly qualified leaders will bring outside-the-box thinking to an administration committed to fixing Washington and returning power to the forgotten man and woman.”
Giuliani announced earlier this month he would not join Trump’s administration after he was passed over for secretary of State, the position he reportedly wanted.
“This is not about me; it is about what is best for the country and the new administration,” Giuliani said in a Dec. 9 statement. "Before I joined the campaign I was very involved and fulfilled by my work with my law firm and consulting firm, and I will continue that work with even more enthusiasm."
Trump is nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to the State Department post.