President-Elect Donald Trump has been giving the left fits over his choices — and even his rumored picks — for his nascent administration and cabinet. But so far the left has lost its lunch the most over the choice of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.
Tillerson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, the world’s sixth largest company in 2016. He has decades of experience in dealing with a multitude of governments across the globe with his job as one f the world’s top oilmen and this record is exactly the sort of experience that President-Elect Donald Trump touted.
In his announcement, Trump described Tillerson’s career as “the embodiment of the American dream.” Trump also tweeted that Tillerson is “one of the truly great business leaders of the world.”
I have chosen one of the truly great business leaders of the world, Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, to be Secretary of State.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2016
The pick certainly fits well with a “drain the swamp” attitude and is also a good match for Trump’s desire to move forward without relying on the same old Washington insiders.
Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, a great Trump booster during the past campaign, called the nomination a “genius” pick.
“I think the Tillerson pick is frankly pretty genius,” the Fox News contributor said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends,” Ingraham said.
“He’s someone who is not ideological which frankly, right now in our foreign policy, I think is really important,” she continued.
“We have a lot of pragmatic decision to make in our foreign policy,” Ingraham added. “both with the way that we deal with the Middle East, with China, and with Russia. The idea that these career politicians, some of them are really upset that Rex Tillerson hasn’t been a career diplomat. I think to myself, we’ve had a lot of career diplomats, and some of them have made catastrophic decisions and given advice that has frankly proven to be quite calamitous for the United States.” Continue Reading