President Trump nixed Rex Tillerson’s pick for deputy secretary of state because he criticized him during the campaign – Salon.com

“Loyalty to President Trump seems to be more important than loyalty to the country. And for Elliott Abrams, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s pick to be his second-in-command, Abrambs’ disloyalty was too much for him to bear.More specifically, Abrams was critical of Trump during the 2016 presidential election.Abrams, who has decades of foreign policy experience working under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush (while Tillerson has none), was passed over as deputy secretary of state due to a critical editorial that Abrams wrote in May, according to a report by CNN on Friday.

One Republican source told CNN it was a case of “Donald Trump’s thin skin and nothing else,” while another commented that “this is a loss for the State Department and the country and, for that matter, for the president.” Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner both pushed for Trump to overcome his hurt feelings and choose Abrams.”

Source: President Trump nixed Rex Tillerson’s pick for deputy secretary of state because he criticized him during the campaign – Salon.com

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