Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday praised the department’s employees and urged “kindness” in what he called “a very mean-spirited town” during his final remarks as the nation’s chief diplomat.
Tillerson emphasized values of respect and dignity, and called for employees to perform “one act of kindness” each day.
“This can be a very mean-spirited town,” Tillerson said to a round of laughs and applause. “But you don’t have to choose to participate in that.”
The remarks came more than a week after President Trump unceremoniously fired Tillerson in a tweet, and simultaneously announced that he had tapped CIA Director Mike Pompeo for the post.
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