Trump says he would consider nominating Ken Paxton for US attorney general

If elected to a second presidential term, Donald Trump has said he would consider appointing Ken Paxton as U.S. attorney general.

Trump shared the news when asked about it during a recent interview with KDFW.

“I would, actually,” Trump said Saturday when asked by KDFW if he would tap Paxton for the job. “He is very, very talented. I mean, we have a lot of people who want this one and will be very good at it. But he’s a very talented guy.

Paxton showed his support for Trump, as he addressed the court with Trump amid the former president’s secret trial.

Paxton has also experienced legal troubles and has spoken out against what he calls politically motivated prosecutions — a message that echoes Trump’s.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press contributed to this report.