Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who was criticized during the presidential campaign for using a crude word about Hillary Clinton, is being considered for Agriculture secretary in the Donald Trump administration.
Miller, already a member of Trump’s agricultural advisory board, was enthusiastic about the opportunity, The San Antonio Express-News reported.
“I think I’ve got the best job on the planet being agriculture commissioner of the state of Texas,” Miller said. “I’m certainly flattered. I’d want to pray about it and talk to my family about it.”
If named secretary, Miller said he would increase trade. He said he would like to see America “win again, particularly agricultural commodities,” and he would also want Cuba to “open trade completely up.”
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is also on the list of those being considered for the position, Politico reported Wednesday.
Miller received national attention last week when a tweet from his campaign account referred to Clinton as the four-letter c-word. His office initially said his account had been hacked, then blamed it on a staffer copying and pasting another tweet without proofreading it. Miller later apologized.