Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeWatchdog: Trump official boosted former employer in Interior committee membership Overnight Energy & Environment — Biden makes return to pre-Trump national monument boundaries official Want to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump MORE may no longer be a member of the Trump administration, but he says he’s still hoping to make something "great again" — his new job at a private cryptocurrency company.
President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE’s former Interior secretary, who departed Washington in January on the heels of multiple ethics investigations, is now working for Artillery One, a little-known blockchain and cryptocurrency investment company based out of North Carolina.
“I’m going to make Artillery One great again,” Zinke told Vice News in an interview released Friday.
Zinke, the managing director of Artillery One, spoke to the publication from San Moritz, Switzerland, where the was attending a crypto-finance convention with his boss, Daniel Cannon.
Artillery One said in a press release that Zinke will be based in Montana and California but the job would also involve “extensive travel overseas.”
The former Trump Cabinet official said he joined the company after meeting Cannon on an airplane. After leaving the Department of Interior, Zinke got a phone call “out of the blue” from Cannon, and said they realized they had “similar visions.”
“Secretary Zinke is a dynamic individual, he served his country and he deserves the attention. He’s a man to be looked up, I’m very proud he’s part of Artillery One and now our managing director,” Cannon told Vice.
Flashing his “Make America Great Again” socks, the same ones that last June got the former Montana GOP congressman in hot water for appearing to endorse Trump’s campaign, Zinke explained why he left politics completely — at least for now.
“The sides are divided into a red team and a blue team and as a former military commander, I’m red, white and blue,” he said in the interview.