Trump's pick to be top diplomat breaks with him in key ways
7 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times
WASHINGTON - Rex Tillerson's foreign policy doesn't sound a lot like Donald Trump's. At his confirmation hearing Wednesday, the former Exxon Mobil CEO selected by Trump for secretary of state called Russia a “danger” and vowed to protect America's European allies. He rejected the idea of an immigration ban on Muslims. He treaded softly [...]
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Here's What We Learned from Trump Nominee Rex Tillerson's Confirmation Hearing
7 monthes ago - By Fortune
Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico.
In a nine-hour Senate confirmation hearing, the former chief executive of oil company Exxon Mobil
said he favored maintaining U.S. sanctions against Russia for now and that NATO allies were right to be alarmed by Moscow's growing aggression.
Russia dominated much of the hearing because of concerns by Democrats and Republicans over Moscow's interference...
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