Rex Tillerson selected as US Secretary of State

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

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US President-elect Donald Trump has settled on Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Mobil CEO, to be his Secretary of State, transition officials said today.

Trump planned to announce the selection today morning, finally bringing to an end his public and chaotic deliberations over choosing the nation’s top diplomat, New York Times reported.

His choices veered from Rudolph Giuliani, one of his most loyal supporters, to musing about whether Mitt Romney, one of his most vicious critics, might be forgiven.

It also included an endlessly changing list that at times included Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee; David Petraeus, the former Army general and CIA director; and Jon M Huntsman Jr, the former Utah governor and presidential candidate in 2012.

Romney, Petraeus and Corker – the three leading runners-up for the diplomatic post – all received calls on Monday informing them of Trump’s decision, according to people familiar with the final choice.

Source by: Internet

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