Tillerson Was 'Dumb as a Rock'

Tillerson Was 'Dumb as a Rock'

"It violates treaty, '" Tillerson said, The Houston Chronicle reported.

Trump kicked his guy to the curb in March, via Twitter, with a cordial-if-a-little-extra, "Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" 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", he added.

As President Donald Trump spent most of Friday morning ranting and raving about his alleged misgivings about the Russian Federation investigation being led by special counsel Robert Mueller, news also broke that a former official in his administration had some of the same criticisms the president was leveling.

"I didn't know how to conduct my affairs with him any other way than in a very straightforward fashion", he said, according to Politico.

He told described Mr Trump as a "challenging individual" who is "undisciplined, doesn't like to read, doesn't read briefing reports".

He recently delivered a commencement speech in May at the Virginia Military Institute where he appeared to take a veiled shot at Trump, saying that when we "go wobbly on the truth. we go wobbly on America".

President Donald Trump, center, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from the right, listen to remarks by China's President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

As if to confirm how toxic their interactions had become, Trump praised Tillerson's successor, Mike Pompeo, and dismissed the abilities of Tillerson, who ran Exxon Mobil before stepping down to work for Trump.

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Trump would get very frustrated when they would have those conversations, he said.

Tillerson once quipped he'd go to his grave without having a social media account and instead relied on aides to print Trump's tweets while serving as the top US diplomat.

Tillerson's exit from office followed months of tension between him and Trump.

"Do you want me to go on?".

Mr Tillerson noted that he had never met Mr Trump before Vice-President Mike Pence invited Mr Tillerson to the White House. At one point Tillerson notes that he and Trump don't share some of the same "values".

"I don't want that to come across as a criticism of him".

Tillerson was sacked in March.

Trump, in his response, blasted the former top American diplomat as lazy and questioned his mental capacity.

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