Trump Regime

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Fired via Tweet

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Just like the rest of us, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson learned that he had been fired this morning by reading Twitter.

The Washington Post first reported this morning that Tillerson was informed on Friday that he would be replaced, but the truth appears to be far dumber than anything you could imagine.

CNN contradicted the Washington Post this morning by reporting that Tillerson didn't know he would be fired until seeing it on Twitter, but it looks like the reports from the Washington Post and CNN are both partially accurate.

Tillerson did not speak to Trump and is unaware of the reason behind his firing, Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy Steve Goldstein said. [...]

Goldstein said Tillerson was notified of the official termination in Trump's tweet Tuesday morning.

The Associated Press reports that Chief of Staff John Kelly did contact Tillerson on Friday, but all he told him was to watch Twitter.

The Associated Press reported that during that call from Kelly, Tillerson only was told that Trump might tweet something that would concern him, but was not told what the tweet would say or when it might be posted.

In a prepared statement issued Tuesday, the State Department's press office suggested that Tillerson was blindsided by the announcement of his being axed.

We can only speculate, but I get the impression that neither Kelly or Tillerson took the possibility seriously because they didn't really know what Trump would do. It's possible Trump himself didn't know what he would do until this morning. Maybe he woke up with a bug up his ass. Who knows?

Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy Steve Goldstein was also fired this morning because spoke to CNN for their report.

Everyone who works with Trump is eventually humiliated.

  • Aynwrong

    Is there any possibility

  • Badgerite

    Putin is running US foreign policy now. Couldn’t be more obvious. With an attack on a NATO ally and one with a long established special relationship with the United States, I think ‘condemnation’ is pretty weak tea.
    Retaliation would be in order. A meeting of all intelligence and military agencies to sort through a credible and stinging response. Nor will implementation of the sanctions mandated by the Magnitsky Act, nor the sanctions that were imposed when Russia invaded and took over Crimea, nor the sanctions that were ordered for a criminal conspiracy organized by Russia to alter the outcome of a US presidential election in favor of trump. That, of course, will not happen. Putin has his own puppet running things in the US. F that traitorous orange pustule. British citizens on British soil were attacked by the Kremlin with chemical nerve agents. And the US stands around talking about ‘condemnation’. Traitorous POS.

    • I sooo agree. It’s heinous and there’s not much Britain can do alone, which is precisely what NATO and the UN was founded to deal with and here we sit not doing a damn thing. My anger against the Orange Scheissegibbon knows no bounds

  • Georgie

    This shit show never going to end.

    • Lalalalalalala, I can’t hear you!!!!!

      Edited to Add: This is only to save my sanity. It is not a negative rejoinder against you.

  • ninjaf

    Boy, those poll numbers coming out of PA must be looking pretty good for Democrats. Trump had to fire the SoS via a tweet, like the coward he is, to make himself feel better.

  • Can someone, preferably Mueller, make this sh*tshow end? Pretty please with sugar on top?

  • muselet

    Rex Tillerson was pretty useless as Secretary of State, but Mike Pompeo is unlikely to be an improvement, especially considering Gina Haspel (torture enthusiast and evidence destroyer in the George W Bush era) will become Director of the CIA.

    Is it 2020 yet?


  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    I can’t say I’m sorry to see him go, but I know they’ll just replace him with someone equally terrible, so….


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