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And he said that only societies able to pursue the truth and challenge alternate realities can be truly free.
On free trade, which Trump has questioned, Tillerson noted that much of the developed world saw it as a net positive.
The former ExxonMobil chief executive, who did not know Trump before interviewing for the job, was overruled by the president on several major policy issues, including the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the intent, clear long before Tillerson was sacked, to leave the Iran nuclear deal.
Tillerson did not explicitly mention Trump by name during his address Wednesday but warned against accepting "alternative realities" unhinged from the truth - a possible allusion to the "alternative facts" the White House proposed after Trump lied about crowd sizes at his inauguration.
"A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not, and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness, and demand our pursuit of America's future be fact-based", Rex Tillerson said during a commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington.
"When we as people go wobbly on the truth, even on what may seem as trivial matters, we go wobbly on America".
But he was also criticized for mismanaging the State Department, instituting a hiring freeze that was seen as destructive and unnecessary, leaving top positions vacant or filled by officials in acting roles, and concentrating power within a small inner circle that alienated many employees. In it, he urged graduates to "confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both the public and private sector".
Tillerson told the graduates that integrity is "the most valuable asset you have" and advised them to "carefully consider the values and culture of the organizations in which you seek to work".
"Look for employers who set high standards for ethical conduct", he added, naming no names. The New York Times characterizes his remarks as a "powerful rebuke" of the president.
Mr Tillerson, a Texan and the chief executive of energy company ExxonMobil for a decade before joining Trump's administration, was replaced with Central Intelligence Agency directer Mike Pompeo, who has since made two trips to North Korea to hold discussions with Kim.
"He got his arm cut off in the first one and we wanted to step it up just a notch by ripping him in half", Wernick jokes. There's something fun about Deadpool because he plays sort of a countercultural aspect to that superhero world.
Teddy seemed super interested, and that's probably because she wants to be close to Owen, who may or may not be her baby daddy. Additionally, another reconciliation was hinted at when Arizona admitted to smiling whenever she reads a text from Callie.
Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin have become proud parents of four after welcoming a new son. With that being said, Carmen was a little disappointed because she's been wanting a little sister!
The vaccine, from pharmaceutical firm Merck, is unlicensed but was effective in limited trials during the West Africa outbreak. This is the ninth Ebola outbreak in Congo since 1976, when the deadly disease was first identified.
The Telegraph claim Benitez still doesn't know how much money he'll have to spend over the summer - and this has "infuriated" him. However it serves to focus on Benitez's frustration that such a state of affairs has been talked about since final summer time.
Why him: "Despite Phoenix's ties to Luka Doncic , the Suns can't afford to miss on this pick, and Ayton is the safer choice". Jaren Jackson (6-11, 242 lbs), is a freshman out of Michigan State who is described as a terror on the defensive side.
According to Egyptian local media, the country depends on water from the Nile water for drinking and irrigation purposes. Ethiopia has stressed that it does not intend to harm Egypt, and "that Egypt's share [of water] will not be affected".
Along with the new baby, he and Hilaria share three young children: Carmen, 4; Rafael, 2; and 1-year-old Leonardo. Alec is also dad to 22-year-old model daughter Ireland from his first marriage to Kim Basinger .
The party has also managed to substantially improve its seat count and vote share from the 2013 assembly election. Janata Dal (Secular) accepted "unconditional" support from Congress, which was once a bitter foe.
The deal will be an all-cash deal and is expected to be closed by third quarter of the current financial year. The transaction ranks as the largest acquisition in PayPal's history, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Sources in the Congress and BJP say that they have suggested candidates for Speaker, whose names will be sent to the Governor. Yeddyurappa took an oath in Kannada expressing confidence that majority will be proved before the stipulated time period.
Superintendent John Gordon from Lucan Garda Station said they're treating the discovery as suspicious. When last seen she was wearing a black hoodie with white writing, black bottoms and black runners.
Public's help sought to locate missing child
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Pep Guardiola extends Manchester City contract
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