Despite their disagreements on certain policies and matters, outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praised President-elect Donald Trump for some of his top candidates for his cabinet. As noted by Kerry, Trump put in a lot of thought when it came to naming the individuals that would take the top positions in his administration.
Kerry would be leaving his office next year as Trump takes on his new role as the next president of the United States. If approved, Rex Tillerson, the CEO of ExxonMobil will replace him as Secretary of State.
Although some have already criticized the nomination, with others questioning Tillerson’s ties with Russia, Trump defended his pick due to his vast knowledge and experience when it comes to foreign policy.
As noted by Kerry during his recent interview with Boston Globe, Trump was very thoughtful when it came to nominating his cabinet picks, such as Tillerson. He also said the same about James Mattis, who was named as a top candidate for the Defense Secretary position.
As to his thoughts on how he thinks these individuals will perform under their new roles, Kerry noted that he would like to remain open for now. He explained that at this point, it’s hard to make a prediction about their performance since a lot of things could still change within the next few months.
“Let’s wait and see,” he said. “I’m not going to get ahead of the decisions that they make. Because governing is very, very different when you’re confronted with the realities.
“I think one of the things people make a huge mistake in doing is ginning themselves up over guessing,” he added. “I’m not going to guess.”
This is not the first time that Kerry offered a positive remark for Trump. Earlier this month, the Secretary of State noted that he is confident that Trump’s administration will stick to facts, logic and common sense when it comes to developing polices, Bloomberg reported.