Trump reportedly considering replacing Veteran Affairs secretary with Rick Perry

  • President Trump is reportedly considering firing Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.
  • Trump may select Energy Secretary Rick Perry for the position, the New York Times reports, citing two people close to the White House.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on February 15, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on February 15, 2018 in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump is considering removing Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and replacing him with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the New York Times reported Tuesday, citing two people close to the White House.

The Times reported that, while Trump has not given Perry a formal offer for the position, Shulkin has fallen out of favor with the president.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Read the full report from the New York Times.

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