Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declined to say Sunday whether President Trump’s values align with the United States’ values, instead maintaining that Trump “speaks for himself.” During Tillerson’s appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace asked the nation’s top diplomat whether Trump’s rhetoric complicated the State Department’s ability to promote U.S. values abroad, which Tillerson denied before implying there was a distinction between Trump’s values and the U.S.’s values. “And the president’s values?” Wallace batted back. “The president speaks for himself, Chris,” Tillerson replied.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.