Source: ABC News
December 13, 2016
Donald Trump's search for a secretary of state took him on an ideological tour of the political world he upended, only for him to land basically where he started.
Trump’s unique reality show of a search process cycled through former rivals, sitting senators, Bush administration officials, establishment figures and even a certain onetime presidential nominee who famously called him a “phony,” a “fraud” and a “con man.”
None of those individuals got the job. In instead choosing Rex Tillerson for the most prized assignment he has to dole out, Trump is turning to another businessman with no government experience and with close relationships with Vladimir Putin and Russian interests.
Trump is also choosing confrontation over accommodation in pressing his case for a revamped foreign policy. He is risking a confirmation battle -– even possible rejection of his highest-profile nominee -– and is all but daring some Republicans who are least comfortable with his presidency to stand up to...
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