Rex Tillerson Shops At Local D.C. Supermarket

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Rex Tillerson might be Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, but he shops just like the rest of us.

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The ExxonMobil CEO generated a lot of attention when he was seen buying groceries at the supermarket Safeway in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Sanho Tree, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, tweeted out a photo.

“Yup,” Tree said. “That’s Rex Tillerson in my local Safeway shopping like a plebeian. His security guy is about 20 paces behind him.”

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In mid-December, Trump announced that he would nominate Tillerson for the position of secretary of state after they met for two hours at Trump Tower.

The president-elect — who also considered Mitt Romeny for the role — said Tillerson was in a different “league” than his other options. (RELATED: Don Lemon: If CNN Ignores Trump’s Tweets, He’ll Be Forced To Hold A Press Conference)