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Sean Spicer: Americans Will Appreciate Tillerson

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By    |   Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016 12:14 PM

The more people learn about Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, the more they will appreciate that he is a "world-class business leader and phenomenal pick" to head the State Department, Republican National Committee Chief Strategist and Communications Director Sean Spicer said Tuesday.

"He is a tough-as-nails negotiator who will fight like heck for America's interests," Spicer, speaking for President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" co-anchor Martha MacCallum. "That is what made him successful in business. He had relationships in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and China. He knows how to fight and win for his interests and can take that skill set to fight and win for America's interests."

Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, is already facing criticism over his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and commented during a speech in Texas on Monday that he does not necessarily agree with Putin, or what many leaders say. However, he said that Putin does understand that his company has spent a great deal of money in Russia, and "us being there has caused good things to happen for them."

"I think it [shows] a guy who gets it," Spicer said of the remarks. "He understands the geopolitical nature of the world right now. That our job is to take American interests and put them first and foremost and fight and win for America."

In this particular case, it was Tillerson's job to fight and win for his company, said Spicer, noting the CEO is successful because he knows how to work with world leaders.

"He has 40 years' worth of experience and relationships," said Spicer. "Some of these people he has known, 15, 20, 30, 40 years. He can have a honest discussion with them. They know he is a man of his word. They know he is tough negotiator. They know where his priorities are. I think he can be a great advocate of America and for Donald Trump."

Meanwhile, Spicer denied that the United States needs "a thaw" with Russia.

"What we need is somebody who goes in and understands where Russia is right now," said Spicer. "He has got the record, the integrity, to go in and fight and win."

Spicer also discussed Trump's decision to delay a press conference he'd planned for this week to detail his plans for his business moving forward, saying the president-elect's focus has been "entirely on the cabinet."

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