Trump picks Exxon’s Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

crew-2231211Besides being the CEO of Exxon Moblie since 2004 and a relationship with a close business relation with Vladimir Putin, what else does he bring to the table.?

 

Mr. Trump has added another excellent choice for Secretary of State.

Can the reader even remember the last time we had one who didn’t cause more damage to the United States, then the good they did?

Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry what a pair.

 

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Trump team communications director Jason Miller said an official announcement would not come until next week, at the earliest.

Transition Update: No announcements on Secretary of State until next week at the earliest. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

— Jason Miller

December 10, 2016

1. Who is Tillerson?

Tillerson, 64, was born in Texas. He received a civil engineering degree from the University of Texas.

Tillerson resides in Texas and is married with four children.

2. How long has Tillerson worked for Exxon?

Tillerson has spent his entire career at Exxon.

He was hired as an engineer by Exxon in 1975 and rose through the ranks, becoming CEO in 2006.

He earned $27 million in 2015. Exxon has a mandatory retirement age of 65.

3. What organizations is Tillerson involved with in his business and personal life?

According to his Exxon biography page, Tillerson is a member of the American Petroleum Institute, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the National Petroleum Council.

He is also a member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, and a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an honorary trustee of the Business Council for International Understanding, and a member of the Emergency Committee for American Trade.

Tillerson was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2013.

Mr. Tillerson is a past national president of the Boy Scouts of America, a former United Negro College Fund director and is the vice-chairman of the Ford’s Theatre Society.

4. What are Tillerson’s political views?

A longtime Republican supporter, The Wall Street Journal reported that Tillerson supported Jeb Bush during the primaries, and did not donate to the Trump campaign.

Tillerson’s past public statements suggest that he is in favor of free trade and leery of government regulations and sanctions.

5. What are Tillerson’s ties to Russia?

In 2011, Tillerson signed an agreement with Russia, worth up to $300 billion, that allows ExxonMobil to drill in the offshore Arctic Kara Sea oil field, but the agreement hasn’t taken effect due to U.S. sanctions against Russia over actions in Ukraine.

President Vladimir Putin awarded Tillerson the Order of Friendship in 2013. (Source)

 

December 10, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump plans to name Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, according to a report from NBC News.

Mr. Trump met Saturday with Mr. Tillerson for the second time to talk about the the job of America’s top diplomat.

 

Mr. Tillerson, 64, has run the Texas-based oil business since 2004 and, as a result of the company’s global reach, has extensive experience with world leaders and foreign policy issues.

 He also has a close business relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Recently, Mr. Tillerson emerged as a leading candidate on an expanding list of contenders for secretary of state.

Other candidates included 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, and former CIA Director Davide H. Petraeus.

 

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