Trump defends his pick for Secretary of State

On Tuesday, Trump defended his choice of Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, as the Secretary of State. He tried to brush off the concerns of both the Democrats and Republicans that Rex was too close to the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

All this comes in contrast with the already ongoing debate that Russia wanted Trump to win the 2016 Elections, and helped the votes by hacking into the system. At Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson has lobbied to lift sanctions that the U.S. imposed on Russia for its occupation of Crimea and its military intervention in Ukraine. The sanctions have blocked giant Exxon Mobil projects in Russia.

Trump believes that Tillerson will help reverse “years of foreign policy blunders and disasters.” He talked about Paul D. Ryan, the House Speaker, and mentioned that he is “like a fine wine. Every day goes by, I get to appreciate his genius more and more. Now, if he ever goes against me, I’m not going to say that, OK?” Read the full article here.

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