By Jeffrey Ball | Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson: Conflict Ahead? | Fortune | January 2017
By Jeffrey Ball
At first glance, President-elect Donald Trump seems to be making his cabinet in his own image. Exhibit A, the theory goes, is Trump’s secretary of state nominee: Rex Tillerson. Like Trump, the Exxon Mobil CEO is well compensated, confident, and content with a fossil-fueled future. But there are profound differences between the Queens real estate baron and the Texas energy titan. And from the vantage point of this reporter, who spent a few years covering Exxon Mobil. it’s only a matter of time before those differences break into the open—with potentially significant implications for U.S. policy.
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