Trump nominates new US energy secretary

Dan Brouillette, US Deputy Secretary of Energy

According to Reuters, US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would nominate the Deputy Energy Secretary, Dan Brouillette as prime minister.

“I am delighted to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to become the new Energy Secretary,” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

“Dan’s experience in the sector is unique, I have no doubt that Dan will do his best!” Trump continued.

If confirmed by the Senate, Brouillette would replace Rick Perry, who said on Thursday that he would step down by the end of the year.