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Could Rick Perry be heading for Donald Trump’s White House?

Despite clashing on the campaign trail, Trump and Perry have similar viewpoints.


Monica Riese


Posted on Nov 9, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 3:04 pm CDT

Despite two failed presidential campaigns, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry could still be headed to the White House.

The Dancing With the Stars flunkie posted this photo on his Instagram and Twitter timelines today, less than 24 hours after Donald Trump was declared the victor over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Immediately, news organizations and watchful Twitter and Instagram followers latched onto this tidbit, concerned or exuberant that it could suggest he’s being tapped for a position on president-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet.

It wouldn’t be a completely unexpected turn of events: Perry’s policies and viewpoints about women, relationship with the LGBTQ community, debate performances, and history of courtroom controversy are not dissimilar to Trump’s, after all.

It’s just surprising when you remember that Perry called Trump “unfit to be Commander-in-Chief” and literally challenged Trump to a pull-up contest during the primary season 16 months ago.

Maybe if he is tapped to helm a high-profile government agency, he’ll actually be able to remember its name.

H/T Houston Chronicle

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2016, 4:44 pm CST