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We Asked 26 of Your Favorite Pokémon What They Think of Rex Tillerson’s Appointment as Secretary of State—Here’s What They Said

• January 31, 2017 8:51 am

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Twenty-six of your favorite original 151 Pokémon on the former Exxon CEO and current Trump pick for the nation's top diplomat.

Squirtle

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"Honestly I haven't had much time to consider the issue. Is there any chance I could get back to you?"

Dewgong

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"Obviously the first thing my mind goes to is the question of intersectionality. You have to wonder how this will play out not only in terms of environmental impact but also in terms of exacerbating or providing cover for trans- and intersex-phobia."

Farfetch'd

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"I'm basically fine with it. I think we need to give the new administration a chance. Remember: the people have spoken after all."

Metapod

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"All my brothers and sisters from Standing Rock know that this move by the administration, which involves the direct appointment of a high-powered representative of the fossil fuel industry to one of the most significant offices in the land, is totally unacceptable to the American people."

Flareon

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"I am socially liberal but fiscally pretty conservative, so I'm not too worried about Trump, honestly."

Sandslash

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"Yeah, I'll be honest. I'm really regretting the changes we made under Reid to how many votes we need to block appointments."

Abra

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"I'm confident that Mr. Tillerson's business background has prepared him to make commonsensical decisions on behalf of the America people as a whole, not merely persons of any one color or gender or sexual orientation or religion."

Venusaur

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"Venusaur."

Poliwrath

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"My husband and I are just here because we finally got reasonably priced Hamilton tickets."

Wigglytuff

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"I was really excited when Trump released his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, but this guy I haven't heard of."

Kadabra

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"As a committed Roman Catholic whose politics are derived from the social magisterium of the Church rather than from amoral liberalism, I find it difficult to square Tillerson's business practices with my belief in, for example, the necessity of the just wage. I'm not sure if you're familiar with crucial teaching documents such as Leo XIII's Rerum novarum or Saint John XXIII's Mater et magistra or even something more recent like Benedict XVI's Caritas in veritate, but that's basically where I'm coming from. Anyway, though, on foreign policy I have to admit that for what it's worth he is probably likely to be better than someone like John Bolton."

Bellsprout

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"What the hell do you think, nerd? I f—ing hate Trump."

Scyther

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"Did you know Tillerson was an Eagle Scout? My boys used to be in the Scouts before they started making them pledge on Obama's books instead of the Bible and giving out merit badges for sneaking into other boys' sleeping bags. I read it on the Internet."

Fearow

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"As with any issue, I think it's important to defer to science here. And the science is clear: man-made climate change is a fact as clearly established as the bottle of water sitting on my desk. No one who denies that should be eligible for any office, appointed or elected."

Mr. Mime

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"I'm just real excited about what Trump's been able to do for this country so far. He's only been in there for what, a week? And he's already draining the damn swamp, just like he said he would. At first I was pretty skeptical, not of him but that, you know, he'd be able to do the things he said he was gonna do, but so far I'm happy with the job he's doing."

Moltres

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"I recently created a website to serve as a hub for my speaking engagements. If you are interested in booking me, please contact my representative via espeakers.com."

Pikachu

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"The corrupt and crooked MSM is full of cucks and liars."

Rattata

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"President Pussy-Grab O'Goldleaf will say or do just about anything to please the white supremacists who cheer him on at Breitbart, so of course he has appointed someone like this to serve as secretary of state. People on the left who looked at Hillary and held their noses because they wanted to make the perfect enemy of the good have blood on their hands here."

Dugtrio

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"I guess I don't understand this assumption that just because a person has executive experience means that he is automatically suited for government. It's not something you find any justification for in social science literature or econ."

Venomoth

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"Get your BUTT UP and GO TO THE GYM lol. Glutes, glutes, glutes."

Mankey

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"I'm surprised more people aren't making a bigger deal out of Tillerson's unwillingness to fully divest himself from Exxon. I think the potential for a conflict of interest is enormous. For me that's reason enough to vote no."

Nidoking

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"Whatever happens, I just think it's important that everyone's voices be heard. Contact your senators and representatives, people!"

Snorlax

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"Listen up, my fellow white ladies—if you're not standing up to Trump on this, how do you expect our Native American brothers and sisters or our Muslim brothers and sisters who are LGBTQ and LGBTQ-allied to be there for you when they come after women's health care and reproductive rights?"

Paras

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"I don't really know. I'm in the middle, I guess."

Mewtwo

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"It's not every day that I agree with those dirtbags from Berner pile-on Twitter, but somebody had a hilarious meme about this the other day. I can't remember what it was, but I'm totally opposed, obviously."

Mew

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"Defying Trump appointments and executive orders, including, most recently, the unconstitutional Muslim ban, is what has always made America great."

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