We all knew deep down inside that Donald Trump wasn’t really going to pick Mitt Romney as his secretary of state. Who remembers this timeless Trump campaign quote? “He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said ‘Mitt drop to your knees,’ and he would have dropped to his knees.
Well, that apparently was true, as Trump lead him on… and then picked Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson. A cabinet of successful businessman is growing, and here’s what Condolezza Rice had to say about it:
Her message is going VIRAL!
Bob Gates, who was CIA director and defense secretary under presidents of both parties also joined the praise. “He would bring to the position vast knowledge, experience and success in dealing with dozens of governments and leaders in every corner of the world,” Gates said in a statement. “He is a person of great integrity whose only goal in office would be to protect and advance the interests of the United States.”
To give you some background on his business accomplishments, according to his Forbes profile: “Under Rex Tillerson’s leadership, ExxonMobil struck oil this summer drilling in Russia’s Arctic region, despite U.S. sanctions against Kremlin-controlled partner Rosneft. Back home, Tillerson has urged an end to the decades-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil and also supports lifting regulatory constraints on the building of projects to export liquefied natural gas. As CEO of the world’s most valuable publicly traded oil company, Tillerson presides over an operation that has generated $34 billion in net income in the past year, and paid more than $80 billion in taxes.”
Judging by those tax figures – it’s about time he got a position in the government that he’s funding!