Washington (CNN) – Amid calls by the GOP for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s resignation, one Republican is offering an unorthodox choice for a potential replacement.
“Ask Donald Trump to be Treasury secretary,” Mike Huckabee said on Fox News Channel.
The former Arkansas governor elaborated: “Have Donald Trump take the job for 90 days. It’s a game changer.”
“Right now, the president needs something that is truly a game changer, and he doesn’t have that in Geithner,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee, who also hosts a weekly show on Fox, told the program’s hosts that Obama needed to make major changes in his administration to show he was serious about an economic recovery.
“He needs to go,” Huckabee said of Geithner. “President Obama needs to have him walk the plank, not necessarily because it’s going to change the White House policy, but because in politics optics in everything. And right now, the president needs to show a sense of taking command and doing things differently.”