Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson spent $1 Million in taxpayer money to fly across the U.S.

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a suit and tie.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spent more than $1 million in taxpayer money for the use of military jets, and some for personal purposes, according to an estimate by American Oversight.

The details: Based on government documents the American Oversight obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Tillerson used military jets 15 times during his 14 months as secretary of state. Five of those trips were marked as "personal travel," while the rest do not have any explanation.

How Trump hires

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley doesn't seem like a natural fit for President Trump's administration: As the first female and first minority governor of South Carolina, she had nearly opposite views on trade, immigration and globalism.

The bottom line: The key is that Trump sees hiring as casting, so it's clear why Haley became such a high-profile member of his Cabinet — with him praising her yesterday, during her Oval Office departure announcement, for making it "a very glamorous position."