Rex Tillerson didn’t want to be Secretary of State, and only accepted the position because his wife said it was God’s plan.
In a rare interview Rex Tillerson told the Independent Journal Review that he never wanted to be Secretary of State, and only accepted the job because his wife convinced him to accept the offer, claiming he should do it because God wanted it.
Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, said:
I didn’t want this job. I didn’t seek this job. My wife told me I’m supposed to do this.
Tillerson explained that he had never met Trump before the election. After his victory, the president wanted to talk with Tillerson “about the world.”
When he asked me at the end of that conversation to be secretary of state, I was stunned.
When Tillerson got home and told his wife, Renda St. Clair, she shook her finger in his face and said:
I told you God’s not through with you.
The Independent Journal Review notes that Tillerson is off to a rocky start as Secretary of State:
Already he has two strikes against him in the court of public opinion on human rights from a refusal to call Saudi Arabia a human rights violator during his confirmation hearing to a decision last month not to personally publicize the annual Human Rights Report, which Democrats and Republicans alike called an unforced error.
Indeed, Tillerson seems willfully ignorant when it comes to human rights abuses. At his confirmation hearing he said he was not sure if Saudi Arabia violates human rights, arguing that the kingdom is making progress on human rights, and refusing to label the theocracy a human rights violator.
Tillerson’s refusal to simply acknowledge the obvious and accept the fact that Saudi Arabia is a human rights violator is alarming. Indeed, the Gulf State has one of the world’s worst human rights record.
Bottom line: The U.S. Secretary of State is on a mission from God, because his wife told him so. Weep for America.