President Donald Trump remains set on embarrassing himself as the months of his presidency continue to drag on. Friday on Twitter for all the world to see, he’s now launched into yet another angry meltdown over a former administration official — because whining on Twitter is what presidents do these days, apparently.
This time, he decried former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as “dumb as a rock” because he dared speak out against him in an interview aired on CBS.
‘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!’
The comments would be laughable if it wasn’t the president of the United States talking. Instead of offering evidence based assertions of Tillerson’s supposed inability to do the job properly, Trump launched straight into petty antics.
This is the guy who has been documented to have lied thousands upon thousands of time since taking office and routinely trots out utterly ludicrous talking points including that he’s got a higher approval rating than Abraham Lincoln — despite the fact that presidential approval polls weren’t even undertaken during that era. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
Tillerson had explained that he felt Trump fired him because he was angry that the former oil company executive routinely sought to rein in the president’s illegal behavior, although he did not provide specific examples of treaties or laws that he wanted to break.
The former diplomatic leader insisted:
‘He got really frustrated. I think he grew tired of me being the guy who told him — you can’t do that.’
It’s not as though one has to look very far for an example of Trump’s behavior supporting Tillerson’s assertion. He’s gone well outside of diplomatic and policy norms to the point of at one point appearing open to letting American investigators go to Russia where who knows what would happen.
The examples could go on and on.
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