Donald Trump chose a cowardly way of firing his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. For a man who starred in a reality show with the trademark “You’re fired,” the commander-in-chief certainly has a lot of difficulty actually people letting people go. It seems, he may have tweeted Tillerson his pink slip.
Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) tweeted that the president has been “rearranging deck chairs” on ship Titanic:
‘Firing Rex Tillerson is like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic. They’ve been rearranged a lot. We should all have learned by now that nothing will really change. The problem is at the very top.’
Lieu then tweeted about the “chaos of the Trump Administration:”
‘The chaos of the
#Trump Administration continues with the departure of Secretary of State #RexTillerson. Trump can switch out his Administration officials another ten times but it’s not going to change the damage he’s already done to our image abroad.’
Ever since Tillerson apparently called the president “a moron” last summer, the two men have clashed. The secretary of state has said he will not accept being fired unless the president does it face-to-face.
Trump said that he almost had the administration he wanted. He and his appointee for the incoming secretary of state, former CIA Director Mike Pompeo, apparently have had “chemistry” at first sight.
The president just lost his top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, over a disagreement about tariffs. Trump did not take his adviser’s advice, and Cohn wanted a bigger job.
Possibly, the wild reshuffle has been 45’s attempt to recreate his presidency or avoid headlines about his alleged relationship with a porn star or both.
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