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The sidelining of Trump’s secretary of state

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The N.Y. Times digs into the surprising sidelining of one of Trump's invisible men, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, one of the more impressive "gets' for the Cabinet:

Tillerson's "first opportunity to use [his Middle East] experience — as a behind-the-scenes mediator in the dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia — has put Mr. Tillerson in exactly the place a secretary of state does not want to be: in public disagreement with the president who appointed him."

Go deeper: The shadow Secretary of State.