Trump nominates Giuliani’s son to serve on US Holocaust Memorial Council

Mr Guiliani’s appointment is the latest in a series of selections of his allies and close friends to key positions on federal boards in recent weeks

Shweta Sharma
Thursday 17 December 2020 07:56 GMT
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President Donald Trump is rewarding some supporters and friends to top positions on boards and commissions 
President Donald Trump is rewarding some supporters and friends to top positions on boards and commissions  (AP)
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Donald Trump will appoint Andrew Guiliani, the son of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, to serve on the US Holocaust Memorial Council, the White House announced on Wednesday. 

Mr Guiliani’s appointment is the latest in the series of selections of his allies and close friends to key positions on federal boards in recent weeks.  

Two other White House officials – Mitchell Webber, a lawyer in the office of the White House counsel and Nick Luna, Trump’s “body man,” or personal attendant – were also named as the members.

Mr Giuliani enjoys a close relationship with the president who had hired him to work in the White House Office of Public Liaison. His $90,700 White House salary had become a matter of controversy with many questioning his high pay.  

Mr Giuliani has remained a frequent golf partner of Mr Trump and he is among the few aides who have lasted throughout his presidency.  

“It is my honour to serve on the board of the US Holocaust Memorial Council,” Mr Giuliani said on Twitter. “At a time when religious freedom is increasingly threatened and anti-Semitism is on the rise, we must always remember the atrocities of the Holocaust and teach our children that government should never impede our individual right to practise religion.”

The three appointed members will serve a five-year term to the council, which administers and funds the  holocaust museum on the National Mall and is considered to one the most prestigious positions a president can confer. 

Mr Trump also announced the nominations of two authors who wrote flattering books on him.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was appointed as a trustee for the John F Kennedy Center for a six-year term. Kellyanne Conway, former counsellor and his 2016 campaign manager, was appointed to serve on the board of visitors to the US Air Force Academy.  

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