Trump to name Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

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December 10, 2016 20:39

 
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US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil as the country's top diplomat, NBC News reported Saturday.


Exxon chief Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as Trump's leading candidate for US secretary of state and is expected to meet with him later on Saturday, a transition official told Reuters.


NBC News cited two sources close to the transition team in reporting that Tillerson will be named as secretary of state.


Trump's campaign was unavailable for comment.

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