Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, said over the weekend that so-called “election deniers” and “naysayers” were wrong to complain about the new administration’s ties to Russia.
In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Conway defended Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who Trump has reportedly chosen for secretary of state in spite of his close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I think in the case of Mr. Tillerson, you see someone who is not a typical politician or even a diplomat, you see a successful businessman,” Conway opined. “This is the Trump effect. People who try to put Donald Trump in the conventional box are immediately and sorely disappointed.”
Agreeing with Conway, Bartiromo called the pick “savvy.” The Fox News host wondered, however, if Tillerson had “too good of a relationship with Vladimir Putin.”
“These are skills, not liabilities,” Conway insisted. “When you think about how he negotiates and how he deals with foreign leaders to get them to work with his American company, not against it. And of course, he’s an oil man. He goes where the oil is. That’s why you’ve seen him in places like Russia, China, Yemen, the developing world, certainly the Middle East.”
“Those critics and naysayers, I think, are partly the election deniers and partly folks who just were not anticipating such an unconventional possibility.”
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Dec. 11, 2016.
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE