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President-Elect Donald Trump announced on Monday night via Twitter that he would name his Secretary of State on Tuesday. The latest rumor has former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as the choice, but he has been met with waves of skepticism from Senate Democrats, as well as more than a few Senate Republicans, putting his chances of being confirmed at less than a lock.
I will be making my announcement on the next Secretary of State tomorrow morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2016
The news came after Trump postponed a scheduled press conference where he was to announce how he would avoid conflict of interest allegations while in office. It would have been the first time since being elected that Trump himself would have taken questions from the media. That press conference has not been rescheduled, although his team assured members of the media that it would happen before inauguration day.
Trump has held numerous meetings with people presumed to be in the running for the position, including former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who at one time was considered the favorite for the position, and even got a dinner with Trump to discuss it.