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Friday, August 7, 2015

Trump is currently the frontrunner in the GOP race, and he has now reached an all-time high in the polls.

Since he may have this election in the bag, Trump has already started thinking about who he will be appointing to his administration. Last week, the business mogul announced that he is considering making former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin his Vice President. Days later, rumors spread that Trump would appoint Ann Coulter to be his Homeland Security Chief.

After seeing Trump absolutely kill it in the debate last night, billionaire investor and corporate agitator Carl Icahn announced on Friday that he would accept Trump’s offer to be his Treasury Secretary.

During an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe in July, Trump said that he would “love to bring my friend Carl Icahn” on as his head of the U.S. Treasury. According to USA Today, the 79 year-old Icahn told the press that he would turn down Trump’s offer.

“I was extremely surprised to learn that Donald was running for President and even more surprised that he stated he would make me Secretary of Treasury,” Icahn wrote at the time. “I am flattered but do not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity.”

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11:  Carl Icahn, a billionaire investor, speaks during the World Business Forum in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Icahn said he was concerned that stocks may be reaching a peak, as risks to the U.S. economy remain after the Federal Reserve's Sept. 18 rate cut.  (Photo by Chip East/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“After last night’s debate I decided to accept @realDonaldTrump offer for Secretary of Treasury,” Icahn tweeted on Friday afternoon. “Seriously, the methods of electing our corporate and political leaders have become completely dysfunctional. In both areas, we are in dire need of a breath of fresh air.”

Icahn is a legendary activist investor, meaning he buys stocks in companies and then fights for changes to boost stock price. He is known for pushing Apple to increase their stock buyback program to record levels and convincing eBay to spin off payments on PayPal.

Do you think Icahn would be a good addition for Trump’s administration? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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