Many Trump cabinet picks disagree with the president elect

Rex Tillerson, who U.S. President Elect Donald Trump nominated as Secretary of State, disagreed with Trump on many issues.
By Alex Bourque | Jan 13, 2017
Rex Tillerson, who U.S. President Elect Donald Trump nominated as Secretary of State, disagreed with Trump on many issues.

President Elect Trump made major headlines with his cabinet selections. Many believed that his selections leaned too far to one ideological mindset. During their hearings, however, many of those selections have disagreed with Trump on key policies. Rex Tillerson, who Trump has nominated as the United States of America Secretary of State, disagreed with statements made by Trump about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

"I do not oppose TPP. I share some of [the president-elect] Trump's views regarding whether the agreement that was negotiated serves all of America's interests the best," said Tillerson when asked about the agreement with nations such as Japan.

"Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has not yet been ratified," reasonedPresident Elect Trumpin stating the firststep to his seven point plan thatwould "rebuild the American economy by fighting for free trade."

Tillerson also seemed to disagree with Trump on the issue of global warming.

"The risk of climate change does exist and the consequences of it could be serious enough that actions should be taken," said Tillerson.

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," tweeted in November of 2012.

"Snowing in Texas and Louisiana, record setting freezing temperatures throughout the country and beyond. Global warming is an expensive hoax!" tweeted Trump in January of 2014.

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