In Europe, Tillerson carries on but with diminished standing

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at the US Embassy in Brussels on Tuesday.

BRUSSELS — What do you do when you’re America’s top diplomat, fourth in line to the presidency, and the White House makes it publicly known you’re living on borrowed time? If you’re Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, you brush it off, pack a suitcase and hop a flight to Europe, as if nothing had happened.