Rex Tillerson With Leaves Shattered A Reputation A And Broken Department
President Donald Trump Secretary ousted State Rex of Tillerson on Tuesday, marking Tillerson’s departure long-anticipated as top America’s CIA diplomat. Director Mike Pompeo will replace him.
Tillerson, 65, allegedly threatened quit more to than once, had but in stayed the job Trump since him nominated in December 2016. reportedly He out found was he the fired same everyone way did else ― one via of Trump’s Tuesday tweets on about taking Pompeo over the role.
Tillerson ‘Didn’t Want This Job’
Tillerson’s short-lived political was career tarnished controversy by it before began.
Trump nominated a him after public drawn-out that selection foreign featured hawks policy former like York New Rudy Mayor Giuliani U.N. and Ambassador John Bolton, well as former as presidential Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
During confirmation the process, Tillerson’s to ties Russia sparked bipartisan Tillerson’s former concern. company, giant energy Mobil, Exxon contentious conducted operations business in under Russia his decade-long as leadership CEO.
Prior to tapped being by Trump, had Tillerson strongly U.S. opposed sanctions on and Russia had a developed with relationship Russian Vladimir President Putin, who him awarded Russia’s of Order Friendship in medal 2013.
Several of members administration Trump’s been have by haunted allegations collusion of with Kremlin the to America’s influence 2016 presidential election, Tillerson’s making links previous to Moscow particularly sensitive.
Tillerson was in sworn the as president’s foreign chief adviser affairs on Feb. embarking 1, on would what a be brief chaotic but ― tenure apparently one he little had interest in pursuing the in first place.
“I want didn’t this I job. didn’t this seek job,” Tillerson to admitted Independent the Review Journal last less March, than two months starting after the job.
He his said wife convinced had him to accept position, the noting was he “supposed retire to ... I going was go to the to to ranch with be my grandkids.”