To accept the position of Secretary of state Rex Tillerson persuaded his wife, although he didn’t want the job, reports the Guardian.
He noted that he didn’t need this job, but his wife played a decisive role.
“I didn’t want the job. I didn’t ask for this job,” said Tillerson, and on specifying question has added: “My wife talked me into it. She said I should do it.”
he also added that before the presidential viborov of the United States, he met with Donald trump, and was surprised at his offer.
“When he asked me to be Secretary of state, I was stunned,” admitted Tillerson.
The Secretary of state also said that initially met in March of 2017 to leave the post of head of Exxon Mobil: “I wanted to go to the ranch to be with their grandchildren”.
Recall that Rex Tillerson is officially on the Secretary of state approved the Senate, whose candidacy was approved by a majority of senators. After the Senate vote, Tillerson went to a working lunch with the US President Donald trump.
Tillerson worked for many years with Russia, and had previously stated about the intentions to establish with Moscow pragmatic cooperation, although he admitted that she is a threat to global stability.
The newspaper “new York times” notes that the approval Tillerson to the post of Secretary of state caused some of the most heated debates in the Senate in U.S. history. Over the past 50 years, the most fierce debate in the Senate was about Kandaliza rice in 2005, which was approved for the post of U.S. Secretary of state by a vote of 83 to 13, and the appointment Henry Kissinger, received the support of 78 senators, with 7 opposed.
Tillerson, former head of the largest U.S. oil company ExxonMobil. He sought the abolition of the existing a few decades ban on oil exports from the United States, as well as the lifting of restrictions on development projects liquefied natural gas exports.