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Here's who we think Trump might pick to be on his cabinet


Like contestants on "The Apprentice," there's a slew of conservatives vying to work with a potential President Donald Trump. Who will get the coveted spots on Trump's cabinet? We don't know for sure, but we've got some guesses. 

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Attorney General: Gov. Chris Christie 

The New Jersey governor is a former federal prosecutor, so he's got the chops to take on the Department of Justice. He and Trump are close friends and talk on the phone frequently.

Christie was reportedly very upset by Trump's decision to choose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for his running mate, with news reports saying he told Trump to "pick up his own dry cleaning." Maybe the two can reconcile. 

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reads a poem during a memorial service commemorating the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Foley, Pool)

Department of Homeland Security Secretary: Rudy Giuliani 

The former New York City mayor and Trump are longtime friends. Giuliani led NYC through its response to the 9/11 terrorist attack, giving him serious credit on the national security front.

Trump has said he thinks Giuliani would be a "wise" choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security and has even suggested creating a new commission on terrorism for Giuliani to lead.

But it could go either way. Giuliani is also a prominent lawyer and Christie worked closely with FEMA, a DHS agency, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Trump may also be worried that a Attorney General Christie will be more likely to prosecute him after being snubbed for vice president.

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, then-Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As a young man, Flynn used to go door to door luring Democrats out of their homes, onto buses and into polling stations when his mother, Helen Flynn, was running for secretary of state in his native Rhode Island. Described in a 1982 Christian Science Monitor report as an “antiabortionist mother of nine,” Helen Flynn instilled in her son an interest in civic duty but also, a more conservative brand of Democratic politics that the now-retired three-star general says no longer exists. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Secretary of Defense: Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn 

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is reported to be an adviser for Trump and his past military experience would make him an obvious choice to lead the Department of Defense.

The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency shares similar views with Trump on Islamic extremism and Trump has expressed support for Lt. Gen. Flynn, even though he's a registered Democrat.

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson poses for a photograph before speaking with The Associated Press in his home in Upperco, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Health and Human Service Secretary: Ben Carson 

The retired neurosurgeon quickly threw his support behind Trump after dropping his own presidential campaign. Trump has said he would "welcome" Carson into his administration. 

Former vice presidential Republican candidate Sarah Palin speaks during a Tea Party rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Department of Energy Secretary: Sarah Palin 

Palin has been an avid Trump supporter, stumping with him on the campaign trail. Trump has said Palin could "certainly play a role" in his administration if she wanted to. 

Palin has made it clear which job she wants. The wildcard former Alaska governor told CNN she would gladly be Trump's energy secretary so she can dismantle the agency.

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