Trump jokes Tillerson finding U.S. Senate confirmation tougher than thought

Tillerson is among the attendees to hear Trump address the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) Chairman's Global Dinner in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump quipped on Tuesday that his secretary of state choice, Rex Tillerson, is finding his Senate confirmation tougher than his days as chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp when he could cut deals with foreign nations. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence appeared together at a VIP dinner featuring nearly 150 diplomats from countries around the world along with U.S. lawmakers and members of the Trump White House who will take power on Friday. “I think it’s tougher than he thought,” Trump told the crowd, noting that Tillerson was in attendance.


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