REX TILLERSON/TRUMP PEOPLE: “I think the other challenge that I came to realize early on is there were so many people who had access to his [Donald Trump’s] ear who were telling him things, most of which were untrue, and then he began to listen to those voices and form a view that had no basis in fact… There were other people giving him information that was not accurate, every day, usually before I got to see him. First thing in the morning and not from people inside the White House. It was really frustrating.”

-Rex Tillerson in an interview with Kelly Bjorklund, “‘We’re in a Worse Place Today Than We Were Before He Came In,'” foreignpolicy.com, Jan. 11, 2021