Kushner was also on the president's trip to the region late last month.
White House spokesman Michael Short blamed some of the staffing delays on "obstruction" from Senate Democrats and said that many diplomatic positions need careful vetting. In the room with Tillerson and DeStefano were Priebus, top Trump aide Jared Kushner and Margaret Peterlin, the secretary of state's chief of staff. Though Brian Hook, the State Department's director of policy planning, told associates several weeks ago that the department had several people in the pipeline, few have been announced since, and the White House continues to resist Tillerson's choices.
Scarborough also used the moment to go to bat for Tillerson saying his explosion was a patriotic expression and came from a natural sense of frustration over being undercut by Donald Trump. Tillerson insisted that the White House no longer "have any role in staffing" and he "expressed frustration that anybody would know better" about who should work in his department, a White House official told Politico.
While Tillerson worked to defuse those tensions and mediate a process between Qatar and other countries, Kushner is said to have drawn on ties from the United Arab Emirates to push Trump into condemning Qatar as a sponsor of terror. Other secretaries in Trump's Cabinet have also clashed with DeStefano, who has a hard job balancing White House requests, political considerations and headstrong Cabinet secretaries, many with executive experience. However, according to the aforementioned Politicoreport, Tillerson is to blame in part for the bad blood between he and the White House. In the early days of the administration, Trump rejected Tillerson's pick of Elliott Abrams, who had served under two Republican presidents yet published an op-ed critical of Trump, as his deputy.
The feud appears to go both ways. The source told Politico that Tillerson had opposed a nominee in the transition simply because it was someone Trump wanted. "The White House has the final say".
Tillerson has also clashed in ongoing discussions with the administration about who should be nominated to ambassadorships, several people familiar with the conversations told Politico. US officials have repeatedly complained about being caught off guard by the president's tweets and sudden foreign-policy pivots, on everything from China's relationship with North Korea to the civil war in Syria. The 36-year-old shadow secretary later approached Mary Peterlin, Tillerson's chief of staff, and reportedly told her that Tillerson's remarks were unprofessional, and that they needed to resolve the issue.
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