Tillerson, Kelly internally complain about Kushner encroachments: report

Tillerson, Kelly internally complain about Kushner encroachments: report
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House chief of staff John Kelly have voiced frustration about Jared Kushner‘s encroachment on Tillerson’s position, according to a report from Politico.

Tillerson is reportedly frustrated with Kushner’s involvement in foreign affairs, which are usually handled by the nation’s diplomatic corps. Kushner, however, has been responsible for Israeli-Palestinian relations, as well as U.S. relations with Mexico and China.

Tillerson has also reportedly expressed frustration about U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and national security adviser H.R. McMaster over what he reportedly sees as an encroachment on his position.

“We can’t have four secretaries of state,” Tillerson said.

Politico also reports that Kelly has repeated Tillerson’s complaints, which reportedly have…

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