Chris Wallace: Lavrov Was ‘More Aggressive’ Than Tillerson and ‘Dominated the News Conference’

Fox News’s Chris Wallace observed this afternoon, following the joint press conference between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, that one of them seemed far more aggressive than the other:

I thought that you could really see a contrast between Sergei Lavrov, who’s been the foreign minister of Russia for a long time and seemed very comfortable, and completely unyielding giving long, complicated answers in which he went back to U.S. foreign policy in Kosovo and Iraq and Libya and Sudan to say that the U.S. seems to have this fixation with ousting dictators and countries end up in much worse shape afterwards; Tillerson gave brief and not nearly as aggressive answers as Lavrov did. He didn’t seem to want to come looking for a fight. Lavrov was very comfortable looking for a fight and taking the argument very much to the U.S. I thought Lavrov was noticeably more aggressive and, frankly, dominated the news conference.

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