Donald Trump’s cabinet of generals and billionaires looks poised to gain another controversial member: Rex Tillerson. The CEO of ExxonMobil is now the secretary of state nominee. His nomination raises several red flags, but the central one is: conflicts of interest. In that, he’s a perfect match for the Trump administration.
Tillerson faces a difficult confirmation process for a variety of reasons, including congressional Democrats’ determination to grill him on climate change issues. Yet some of the key issues cited by the media are actually less problematic than they may seem.
For one thing, while he has no governmental foreign policy …read more
Source: Cato Institute