CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs' co-owner Todd Ricketts has been chosen to serve the Trump Administration as deputy Commerce Secretary under billionaire Wilbur Ross.
Wednesday morning, news leaked that after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at his New York offices last week, the 2016 World Champions' Ricketts was open to the opportunity to serve the incoming commander-in-chief.
At a Republican luncheon in Lombard Monday, Ricketts spoke with POLITICO Illinois' Natasha Korecki about the possible invitation.
"The reality is, it was an honor to be invited to interview. If something comes of it, that's great. If nothing happens, I still will have felt honored to be part of the process," Ricketts told POLITICO Illinois. "We had a really good conversation but nothing was set in stone. A thousand things can happen, so we'll wait and see. We'll wait until it's all officially, official, official."
Evidently, it's all "officially, official, official" Wednesday morning.
What can America expect with Todd Ricketts involved in the Commerce Department?
Ricketts told Korecki economic growth is needed immediately, starting with reform in three key areas: taxes, Dodd-Frank and Obamacare.