President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday defended his potential choice of Rex Tillerson, a powerful oil executive with close ties to Russia’s president, for the post of secretary of State .
"He's much more than a business executive. I mean, he's a world-class player," Trump said during a "Fox News Sunday" interview. "And to me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players, and he knows them well. He does massive deals in Russia. He does massive deals for the company, not for himself, for the company."
Trump said he is still considering multiple candidates, specifically mentioning former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.