Trump looking to add Hispanic to Cabinet: report

Trump looking to add Hispanic to Cabinet: report
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE wants his Cabinet to include a Hispanic official, Politico reported Thursday.

Trump has only a handful of Cabinet positions left unfilled and is seeking to increase diversity in his administration.

Trump's team is primarily looking at Agriculture secretary to add a Latino, but also could do so with Veterans Affairs secretary and the U.S. trade representative, the report said.

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“I can tell you now I have spoken to numerous folks on the transition, and they say that he’s absolutely looking for qualified Latinos for a Cabinet post,” said Mario Rodriguez, who sits on Trump’s Hispanic advisory committee.

“President-elect Trump was very impressed with the candidates [he’s considered]. He wants to put a Latino in the Cabinet, he’s not doing it just for show.”

Trump met Wednesday with two Hispanic people whom he is considering to lead the Agriculture Department: Dr. Elsa Murano, a former U.S. agriculture undersecretary for food safety, and Abel Maldonado, a former California lieutenant governor and the current co-owner of Runway Vineyards.

Trump launched his presidential campaign by calling Mexicans "rapists" and made a U.S.-Mexico border wall one of the central proposals of his campaign. He also feuded publicly with Spanish-language media outlets such as Univision and attacked a U.S.-born federal judge for having Mexican heritage.