Report: Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson a Dark Horse Candidate for Trump Secretary of State

FILE - In this May 28, 2014 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson listens to a reporter's question after the annual meeting ExxonMobil shareholders meeting in Dallas. Tillerson on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 said he expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of …
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McClatchy reports that president-elect Donald Trump may have a surprise pick for Secretary of State — Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson — rather than the big-name candidates who have received the most press speculation so far.

From McClatchy:

Despite a dinner with Mitt Romney earlier this week, President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering Irving resident and Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state.

Tillerson, who has led Exxon since 2006 and worked for the company for more than four decades, is reportedly under consideration for the nation’s top diplomatic post.

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The biggest names discussed so far in Trump’s White House transition process have been former Governor Mitt Romney, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, former CIA chief David Petraeus, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. In an unscientific online poll, Breitbart readers respectively ranked Giuliani, Bolton, Petraeus, Romney, then Rohrabacher as a preferred choice.


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