WATCH: Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is speaking publicly about what led to his firing in March by President Trump.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 7, 2018
Courtesy of WaPo:
The fired secretary of state, who while in office reportedly called Trump a “moron” (and declined to deny it), expounded on his thoughts on the president in a rare interview with CBS News’s Bob Schieffer in Houston.
It wasn’t difficult to read between the lines. Tillerson said Trump is “pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read,” and repeatedly attempted to do illegal things. He didn’t call Trump a “moron,” but he didn’t exactly suggest Trump was a scholar — or even just a steady leader.
“What was challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented Exxon Mobil Corporation,” Tillerson said, was “to go to work for a man who is pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things, but rather just kind of says, ‘This is what I believe.’ ”
Tillerson said Trump believes he is acting on his instincts rather than relying on facts. But Tillerson seemed to suggest that it resulted in impulsiveness.
“He acts on his instincts; in some respects, that looks like impulsiveness,” Tillerson said. “But it’s not his intent to act on impulse. I think he really is trying to act on his instincts.”
“So often, the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want to do, and here’s how I want to do it,’ ” Tillerson said, according to the Houston Chronicle, “and I would have to say to him, ‘Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law.’ ”
So in short, if I am reading this right, Donald Trump is a non-reading, impulsive asshole, who has to be stopped from repeatedly breaking the law.
Speaking of impulsive Trump announced just today that he was replacing Matt Whitaker as Attorney General with William Barr.
Courtesy of the BBC:
President Donald Trump has nominated William Barr to be the new attorney general, a post he held in the 1990s.
By replacing Jeff Sessions, who was fired by Mr. Trump last month, the 68-year-old will take charge of the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
US media report he has been critical of some aspects of that inquiry.
Barr was the Attorney General under the George H.W. Bush Administration.
Trump also announced that he was choosing former Fox News blonde Heather Naurt to replace Nikki Haley as the UN Ambassador.
And she seems especially suited to represent the Trump Administration in that capacity based on her knowledge of history.
Wait, THIS Heather Naurt? “We have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany. Looking back in the history books, today is the 71st anniversary of the speech that launched the Marshall Plan. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. pic.twitter.com/Pt2XJHeUJY
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) December 7, 2018
So does she think that D-Day was just a bunch of allied forces arriving in France to work with the German government?
And of course, the Marshall Plan was just America picking up the 12 billion dollar tab to cover the damage that the German government had done by being so darn clumsy.
Damn, does the air at Fox News kill brain cells?
There are also rumblings (Once again) that John Kelly is on his way out.
Courtesy of CNN:
John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN.
Seventeen months in, Kelly and President Donald Trump have reached a stalemate in their relationship and it is no longer seen as tenable by either party. Though Trump asked Kelly over the summer to stay on as chief of staff for two more years, the two have stopped speaking in recent days.
I have no idea if Kelly is really going to leave this time or not, but I imagine that if he does Trump will just drop all pretense and hire Sean Hannity to replace him.
Because at this point does it really even matter anymore?
Update: Holy shit!
Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
Tillerson ran Exxon for almost two decades, that does not sound like a lazy guy to me.
Jesus this Trump is such a fucking child!