Donald Trump may be considering a very unlikely choice for his director of national intelligence AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

According to the New York Times Monday, President-elect Donald Trump is considering former campaign rival Carly Fiorina for his director of national intelligence.

“Ms. Fiorina was called in to discuss the job of director of national intelligence, a senior transition official said,” the New York Times reports.

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she has discussed foreign policy and hacking threats with President-elect Donald Trump.

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Fiorina met with her former rival for the GOP presidential nomination Monday in Trump Tower. She said they discussed “China as probably our most important adversary” and hacking, “whether it’s Chinese hacking or purported Russian hacking.”

Fiorina said Trump has a ripe opportunity to “literally reset things” and said he is getting “fantastic people in his administration.” She did not respond to questions about whether she is up for a role in his Cabinet.

During the Republican primary, Fiorina won applause from women on both sides of the aisle when she pushed back on Trump after he suggested her face is unattractive. The rivalry between Trump and Fiorina was fierce, at one time calling him the Kim Kardashian of politics.

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As the New York Times points out, however, “All appears to be forgiven.”

“First I want to say, he has really cool stuff in his office,” she said. “All of these athletes have given him all this incredible memorabilia. I was particular taken by Shaq O’Neal’s shoe, which is huge. I guess it takes a champion to know a champion.”

Prior to her entrance into the political world, Fiorina was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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