Sid Miller, Susan Combs to meet with Donald Trump’s team today for Ag post

Update 11:45 a.m.: According to pool reports, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is scheduled to meet with incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Trump strategist Steve Bannon but apparently not President-elect Donald Trump. Susan Combs is scheduled to meet with the President-elect or his team at 1 p.m.

Earlier: Two Texans are set to meet with President-elect Donald Trump or his team Friday about possibly joining his cabinet as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced Wednesday that he will meet with Trump’s transition team to discuss a Cabinet position as secretary of agriculture.

The meeting, scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., will include Trump’s choice for White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and Trump strategist Steve Bannon, according to Mark Loeffler, spokesman for the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Agriculture news site DTN reports that former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs is also expected to meet with the Trump team on Friday.Susan Combs Headshot

Combs, long involved in Texas politics, most recently as state comptroller, previously met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence about the post.

Author: Staff Writer

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