Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson Is Now Interviewing to Be Donald Trump’s Secretary of State

December 5, 2016, 2:33 PM UTC
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Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil’s (XOM) CEO, is in the running for a new job: Donald Trump’s Secretary of State.

The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed transition adviser, reports that the energy executive is set to set to meet with Trump for an interview this week. Tillerson’s interview comes after Trump aides said the President-elect had settled on four finalists. But Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that “there’s not a finite list of candidates,” adding that there’s “more than four.”

Most notably, Trump is considering 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He is also considering West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the Journal reports.

Neither Exxon nor a Trump spokesperson could be immediately reached for comment.


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