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Trump appoints political opponent, Rick Perry, as secretary of energy

15 December 2016 7:38 AM
Perry is a former govenor of Texas who supported Trumps opponent, Ted Cruz, at the recent elections.

United States president elect, Donald Trump, has appointed Rick Perry as the new Secretary of the Department of Energy.

Perry is the former governor of Texas who campaigned for the presidency at the recent elections opposing Trump.

702's John Robbie spoke to US correspondent, Harley Carnes, about the matter and other developments unfolding.

Which is an interesting pick as Perry has endorsed Ted Cruz. Obviously Texas is a key oil state and a successful governor.

Harley Carnes, US correspondent

Listen to the interview below:


15 December 2016 7:38 AM