from ExxonMobil, after serving as the company’s CEO and chairman from 2006 to 2016. When he left the company in 2016, he had a retirement package worth $180 million.
Former Exxon CEO and ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, second from right, leaves a courthouse in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Upon Tillerson’s exit, President Trump tweeted that he “couldn’t get rid of him fast enough.”
“He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!” the president tweeted months later.
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Since then, Tillerson has also spent some time in Manhattan courts in a case against the company he once led, ExxonMobil.
New York’s Democrat Attorney General Letitia James sued the oil giant, alleging it committed fraud by deceiving investors about the future profitability of the business in the face of impending climate change regulation. Tillerson denied the company misled investors.
"We knew it was a real issue," . “Our belief in the ability to influence it is based upon some very, very complicated climate models that have very wide outcomes.”
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In November 2019, Tillerson again came into the spotlight after the release of former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s memoir, “With All Due Respect.”
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“During my service to our country中国体彩票手机版下载 as the Secretary of State, at no time did I, nor to my direct knowledge did anyone else serving along with me, take any actions to undermine the President,” Tillerson said in a statement to . He added that Haley was rarely present in his meetings with the president.