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WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday that Herman Cain, a former pizza company executive and conservative presidential candidate, has withdrawn from consideration to be nominated to the Federal Reserve Board.
“My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board,” Mr. Trump said in a post on Twitter.
The president said earlier this month that he planned to nominate Mr. Cain, but the selection stoked bipartisan controversy over Mr. Cain’s qualifications for the post and the allegations of sexual harassment that derailed his 2012 bid for the Republican White House nomination.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
A week or two ago I read something about how Cain didn't have enough support to get confirmed, because at least four Republican senators said they wouldn't vote for him.
Dunno about the sexual harassment allegations, but back in 2012 my impression of Herman Cain was that he simply wasn't qualified to be president.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: Lumenari
Cain withdrew his name? Don't make me laugh. It's been what now, two weeks since this first hit the news? And at least a week since rumblings in the Republican Senate made it clear that he could not be confirmed.
I find it highly unlikely that Mr.Cain would willfully withdraw from any position of power or spotlight all by himself. Most likely Trump listened, for once at least, to his advisers and asked him to with some kind of promise ''for my friend'' of some other position or recompense down the line.