MSNBC's Mike Barnicle: ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson "Is A Huge Green Guy"

MSNBC's Mike Barnicle: ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson "Is A Huge Green Guy"

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From the December 8 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe

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JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): There is not balance in these selections, and by selecting [Oklahoma Attorney General Scott] Pruitt for EPA, that has basically put Rex Tillerson out of the running for secretary of state. 

MIKE BARNICLE: Rex Tillerson is a huge green guy.

SCARBOROUGH: You can't --

BARNICLE: Tillerson. 

SCARBOROUGH: You say he's a huge green guy?

BARNICLE: Yes he is. Yeah.

STEVE RATTNER: Well, up to a point. 

SCARBOROUGH: For a guy that's running ExxonMobil.

​BARNICLE: For who he is --

MIKA BRZEZINSK (CO-HOST): Joe's like coughing up his coffee. What do you mean?

SCARBOROUGH: I'm just saying that he may be, but you cannot have the selection that you just had at EPA and then have the guy running Exxon Mobil for 20 years as your secretary of state. There has to be balance.

Previously:

How Media Has Helped Advance Big Oil's Climate Deception Campaign

Climate Advocates Expose Oil Industry Ties Of Exxon Defender At U.S. News & World Report

Listen To NPR's Bob Garfield Confront ExxonMobil On Its Decades Of Funding Climate Denial Organizations​

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