“If you’re seeking some kind of personal gain and you’re using — whether it’s American foreign aid or American weapons or American influence — that’s wrong. And I think everyone understands that,” he said…

Tillerson also addressed allegations from the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that he and former White House chief of staff John Kelly tried to recruit her to subvert the president.

“[There are] so many people still [in the administration] trying to serve the country, so when people write books that quickly after leaving, my guess is [there are] two motivations: They need the money and they need the political future,” Tillerson said.

Tillerson also rejected Haley’s interpretation of a meeting during which she says Tillerson and Kelly allegedly hatched a “plan to save the country.”