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Trump sees secretary of state prospect Tillerson

President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters during a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.
President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters during a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.
Paul Sancya, Associated Press

Donald Trump has met with Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as the incoming president considers his options for secretary of state.

Tillerson is under serious consideration to lead the State Department and also met with Trump earlier this week. Trump is also considering former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton.

Trump’s transition team said Friday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had withdrawn from consideration for the post.

Tillerson’s meeting Saturday was described by a person familiar with the private gathering who was not authorized to discuss it.