Donald Trump is “a fucking moron” no question. This morning he fired the man who made the statement last summer, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after a rocky year together. In the tradition of James Comey, Tillerson got no notice that he was fired and merely said, “It has been an honor to serve.” Speculation as to why Tillerson was finally let go centers around his comments recently about Russia’s role in the poisoning of two British citizens. Tillerson blamed the Russians and apparently, in Trump World, that’s a hanging offense. UK Independent:
But he said the poison used is known to the US, and does not exist anywhere outside Russia. The substance, he added, is “only in the hands of a very, very limited number of parties”.
“Those responsible – both those who committed the crime and those who ordered it – must face appropriately serious consequences,” said Mr Tillerson, who spoke by phone with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday.
He did not specify what these consequences would be.
Tillerson and Trump also butted heads most publicly months ago over Trump shutting down Tillerson on twitter about Tillerson’s efforts to negotiate with North Korea.Trump told Tillerson “you’re wasting your time,” an unprecedented display of a president publicly humiliating his secretary of state. In light of Trump’s upcoming plans to visit Kim Jung Un that may also be a factor in Tillerson’s termination.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as more facts become available.