Senator John McCain joined Senator Graham in expressing concerns about nominating EXXON CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state because of his “close” relationship with Valdimir Putin. The fake news media is freaking over Tillerson’s “close” relationship. It’s true, he does have a BUSINESS relationship with Putin and all of the following.
Media is freaking out that Rex Tillerson has ties to Russia. Its true that he does. He also has relationships with: pic.twitter.com/IhOQ1Uuc9S
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) December 11, 2016
Two sources report that former Ambassador John Bolton will serve as his deputy, which should calm some fears.
Sources also saying former UN Ambassador John Bolton to be named U.S. Deputy Secretary of State https://t.co/w6vZfbBIFy
— Ryan Kaminski (@rykaminski) December 10, 2016
Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, said over the weekend that so-called “election deniers” and “naysayers” were wrong to complain about the new administration’s ties to Russia.
In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Conway the selection. “I think in the case of Mr. Tillerson, you see someone who is not a typical politician or even a diplomat, you see a successful businessman,” Conway opined. “This is the Trump effect. People who try to put Donald Trump in the conventional box are immediately and sorely disappointed.”
Bartiromo agreed and called the pick “savvy.” The Fox News host wondered, however, if Tillerson had “too good of a relationship with Vladimir Putin.”
“These are skills, not liabilities,” Conway insisted. “When you think about how he negotiates and how he deals with foreign leaders to get them to work with his American company, not against it. And of course, he’s an oil man. He goes where the oil is. That’s why you’ve seen him in places like Russia, China, Yemen, the developing world, certainly the Middle East.” “Those critics and naysayers, I think, are partly the election deniers and partly folks who just were not anticipating such an unconventional possibility.”