Donald Trump has met with Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as the incoming president considers his options for secretary of state.
Tillerson is under serious consideration to lead the State Department and also met with Trump earlier this week. Trump is also considering former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton.
US sanctions against Russia forced Exxon to withdraw coop with Russian Rosneft in Arctic. Expect Tillerson to revisit sanctions policy.— Erik Brattberg (@ErikBrattberg) December 10, 2016
Many online are interested in what Tillerson's priorities as secretary will be.
Don't worry, Rex Tillerson will assuage your fears that the US is run by and for oil companies with financial interests in the Middle East.— Emily Russell (@TheEmilyRussell) December 10, 2016
Others on social media are upset with the choice.
Trump's transition team said Friday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had withdrawn from consideration for the post.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)