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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

It’s Official: Donald Trump Selects Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump has officially selected Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

“Rex Tillerson’s career is the embodiment of the American dream. Through hard work, dedication and smart deal making, Rex rose through the ranks to become CEO of ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest and most respected companies,” Trump said in a statement. “His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for Secretary of State.”

Tillerson was hailed in the release for guiding a global company and his experience negotiating with world leaders.

“Rex knows how to manage a global enterprise, which is crucial to running a successful State Department, and his relationships with leaders all over the world are second to none,” Trump said. “I can think of no one more prepared, and no one more dedicated, to serve as Secretary of State at this critical time in our history.”



Anonymous said...

Tillerson's resume makes him a logical choice for SECSTATE. Not a household name this just goes to show at what lengths Trump is taking to make sure he is placing the right pegs in the right holes for his cabinet. This also goes to show at what length Trump's administration is taking in properly vetting each prospect unlike the current administration. That in and of itself should warrant a smooth confirmation process.

Thornton Crowe said...

Rex Tillerson is a brilliant choice for many reasons but one big one, he's no Romney! Glad to see Trump continues to build a solid cabinet of people who, like him, dare to be bold and innovative. Jan 20th is our new 2nd Independence Day. Can't come quick enough!

Anonymous said...

glad it wasn't Romney, but not sure of this choice for many reasons...

Anonymous said...

Tillerson has been awarded the "Order of Friendship" by the Russian government (2013). Who exactly is he going to work for? This is not a man accustomed to looking out for the average US citizen.