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Ex-Secretary of State Tillerson: Trump got ‘frustrated’ when told no to doing something that ‘violates the law’

“When the President would say, ‘Here’s what I want to do and here’s how I want to do it.’ And I’d have to say to him, ‘Well Mr. President, I understand what you want to do but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law. It violates [a] treaty,'” Tillerson said Thursday night at a fundraiser in Houston for the MD Anderson Cancer Center, according to a video of the event posted by CBS News.




Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO, said “it was challenging for me” to move from a “disciplined, highly-process oriented” corporation to work for a man “who is pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things.”