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Hey Rex, you need some burn cream?
We’ve got ya covered!
Apply twice daily after getting your ASS handed to you by Donald Trump!
Apply a new dose each time he beats you down, which may continue for a few more days.
In all seriousness, I have rarely seen such a thorough beatdown of a public figure than what President Trump just dealt Rex Tillerson.
It’s safe to say Trump is no longer a fan.
Take a look:
The feud was started by Tillerson when he made public comments saying Trump asked him to do things that were illegal.
President Trump fired back Friday at former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling him "dumb as a rock" after the ex-diplomat claimed he always had to remind the president some of his plans would “violate the law.”
Tillerson blamed his strained relationship with Trump on the fact they did not share a “common value system” and were “obviously starkly different in our styles.”
“When the president would say, ‘Here's what I want to do, and here's how I want to do it,’ and I'd have to say to him, ‘Well, Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can't do it that way. It violates the law, it violates the treaty, you know. He got really frustrated,” Tillerson said. “I think he grew tired of me being the guy every day who told him he can’t do that and let’s talk about what he can do.”
He said he told Trump he would be willing to “fight the fight” to change laws in Congress so the president could press forward with his agenda.
Trump fired back on Twitter, saying Tillerson "didn't have the mental capacity needed" as the nation's top diplomat.
"He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough," Trump said. "He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!"
Tillerson, 66, was fired from the White House in March after rumors of a rift between him and Trump had been circulating for some time. In leaving, Tillerson said Washington, D.C., can be a “very mean-spirited town.”
Tillerson also contended Trump tends to act “on his instincts” although it’s “not his intent to act on impulse.”
President Trump to replace Tillerson with Pompeo. John Roberts reports from the White House.
“What was challenging for me – coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented ExxonMobil corporation – 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 kinda says, ‘Look, this is what I believe,’” Tillerson said.
President Trump claims he's only a counter-puncher, but when he punches back he punches hard!
And he sure did with Rex.
US President Donald Trump on Friday called former secretary of state Rex Tillerson “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell” a day after the former diplomat said he had warned the president against doing things that would violate the law.
“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!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump fired Tillerson in March after a series of public rifts over North Korea, Russia and Iran policy, dismissing the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive in a tweet. In addition to policy disputes, relations were strained by reports that Tillerson privately called Trump a “moron”.
In an interview with CBS News political contributor Bob Schieffer on Thursday, Tillerson described Trump as “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”.
Asked how his relationship with Trump had gone off the rails, Tillerson said it might have been the result of his telling the president that he could not do certain things because they were illegal or would violate US treaties.
“I’d have to say to him, well Mr President, I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law, it violates treaty,” Tillerson said. “You know, he got really frustrated.”
An aide to Tillerson, who served as secretary of state from 1 February, 2017 to 31 March, 2018, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
When he selected Tillerson to serve as the 69th secretary of state, Trump praised him lavishly, saying: “His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for secretary of state.”
However, Tillerson led a demoralised State Department which saw its role vastly diminished, with several high-profile posts unoccupied and many allies questioning the efficacy of dealing with a diplomat they suspected never had Trump’s ear.