Exxon CEO Tillerson is New Frontrunner for Secretary of State

by Micah J. Fleck

Well, while it might have been nice for Mitt Romney to have potentially snagged this spot, it seems Trump is likely to pick another– Someone the left will have no problem lambasting the president-elect for picking. Which begs the question… Why drain the swamp if you are merely going to repopulate it with your own murky kind? Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, another big business, big oil man, is now who Trump seems to be courting.

According to Reuters:

Exxon chief Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as Trump’s leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state and met with him Saturday morning, a transition official told Reuters.

The transition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Tillerson, 64, had moved ahead in Trump’s deliberations over 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has met Trump twice, including at a dinner in New York.

As Exxon’s CEO, Tillerson oversees operations in more than 50 countries, including Russia.

In 2011, Exxon Mobil signed a deal with Rosneft, Russia’s largest state-owned oil company, for joint oil exploration and production. Since then, the companies have formed 10 joint ventures for projects in Russia.

Here’s to change…

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