President-elect Donald Trump is expected to appoint Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as the next Secretary of State. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Trump told host Chris Wallace that he was getting “very close” to settling on a final decision for the position.
Wallace asked Trump if he had a definitive idea of who would fill the position. “I have someone in mind that I think would be really fabulous,” he responded. “I think we’re gonna have one of the great Cabinets ever put together.”
Trump praised Tillerson, touting his record as the leader of one of the largest companies in the world: “To me, a great advantage is that he knows many of the players,” Trump said, also noting his experience with “massive deals in Russia.”
The Wall Street Journal described Tillerson as “a seasoned deal-maker whose close ties to Vladimir Putin and other world leaders could redefine American interests abroad.”
Trump also made a comment about the CIA’s investigation about Russia’s role in the 2016 election earlier in the interview, saying the initial claim was “ridiculous” and “just an excuse:”