If It’s A Cabinet Post, The Word To Use Is ‘Nominated,’ Not ‘Appointed’

Let’s be sure to say that President-elect Trump has “nominated” someone to a post if that job requires confirmation by the Senate. Save the word “appointed” for positions that don’t need the Senate’s OK.

Update: A well-informed source points out that the announcement may be that the president-elect “will nominate” someone or “intends to” nominate them. That’s why “tapped” or “chose” are also good words to consider.

(“Memmos;” Dec. 5, 2016)

December 5, 2016

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