Rex Tillerson might be Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, but he shops just like the rest of us.
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.”
Yup. That's Rex Tillerson in my local Safeway shopping like a plebeian. His security guy is about 20 paces behind him. pic.twitter.com/9ptVGo8dBE
— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) January 4, 2017
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)