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Stephen Hadley Supports Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, Stephen Hadley, appeared on MSNBC on Wednesday to discuss some of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominations.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough asked Hadley about Trump’s appointment of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to secretary of state, a pick that has raised some eyebrows.

“I think he would bring a wealth of experience and contacts to the new administration. You know, someone in the media said if there’s a job outside of government that’s most like being secretary of state it’s probably being the CEO of Exxon Mobil,” Hadley told Scarborough.

Hadley went on to say: “Oil and gas seems to be in some of the most difficult and challenging locations around the world. And Rex Tillerson has been working in those locations, negotiating deals, getting to know leaders, and I think that experience and those set of relationships will be useful to the president-elect.”