What a crazy 24 hours it’s been!
First it was announced that Rudy Giuliani withdrew his name from consideration for any Trump Cabinet position, saying he’d prefer to advise Trump in an unofficial capacity. Read more here.
Now we have breaking news that there’s a new favorite for the position. And it’s a name you may not have heard before: Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson.
This, of course, would be a strike across the bow of “climate change” advocates. And we, for one, think that’s great!
More from Newsmax:
Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday and may talk to him again over the weekend, the official said. Trump appears to be in the final days of deliberations over his top diplomat with an announcement possible next week.
Tillerson’s favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.
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.
But the official said Romney was still under consideration for the job, along with John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, and retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis.
Giuliani’s withdrawal came after he was fully vetted by the Trump transition team for his overseas business ties in what was described by the Trump official as an “intense” effort by lawyers and accountants.
Tillerson has been chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil since 2006. He is expected to retire from the company next year.
Should Tillerson be nominated, climate change could be another divisive issue. The company is under investigation by the New York Attorney General’s Office for allegedly misleading investors, regulators and the public on what it knew about global warming.
What do you think?
Do you like Tillerson?
Is he better than Romney?