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Trump taps Tillerson as Secretary of State

Posted at 6:12 AM, Dec 13, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has picked ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his choice for secretary of state, the transition team said in a statement Tuesday.

VIDEO: Trump appoints Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

"His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for Secretary of State," Trump said in the statement.

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