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Carl Icahn changes mind, wants to be Trump’s treasury secretary

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Shortly after announcing his presidential run in June, Donald Trump listed off three men who he thought would make good U.S. Treasury Secretaries. They were: Carl Icahn, Henry Kravis and Jack Welch.

At the time, Icahn said that while he was “flattered” by the mention, he does “not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity.”

But apparently last night’s debate changed the financier’s mind, based on a series of tweets this afternoon:

No word yet on if private equity kingpin Henry Kravis was similarly convinced by Trump’s performance. When asked about the offer at Fortune Brainstorm Tech last month, Kravis would only say: “That was scary.”