Trump to Nominate Shanahan As Defense Secretary

Trump to Nominate Shanahan As Defense Secretary
U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Anthony Nelson Jr.

President Donald Trump intends to nominate acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to be his permanent pick to replace James Mattis at the Pentagon, according to a tweet from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

"Based upon his outstanding service to the Country and his demonstrated ability to lead, President Trump intends to nominate Patrick M. Shanahan to be the Secretary of Defense," Sanders said in a statement.

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