Donald Trump, who somehow became the current president of the United States, began his day by tweeting insults against the man he appointed as U.S. Secretary of State despite protests by everyone who saw the ethical implications of appointing an oil executive and official “Friend of Russia” to the position. In the early hours of the morning, Trump tweeted:
‘Rex Tillerson, a man who is “dumb as a rock” and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany. I don’t think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!’
If it’s true that Tillerson is dumb, ill-prepared, and ill-equipped to be secretary of state, how dumb is the person who appointed him to the position?
Trump’s favorite New York Times reporter, the journalist who began covering his campaign when it was still a joke that no one should have taken seriously, had a response to the president’s childish insults.
No matter how many times Trump was warned not to appoint Tillerson due to those conflicts of interests, Trump insisted that he was the best person for the job. Trump once told the American voting public that he hires “only the best people,” but goes on endless insult rants about those people when they resign or are fired and then tell the truth about the incompetent bully-in-chief.
Tillerson is not the first person Trump has appointed to a high position only to turn around and insist they were never fit for that position in the first place. Secretary of Defense James Mattis submitted a resignation letter detailing his policy disagreements with Trump. In the span of days, Trump went from praising the “tremendous progress [that] has been made” under Mattis’ tenure to trashing him, saying “what’s he done for me? How had he done in Afghanistan? Not too good” while insisting that he fired Mattis.
Twitter, like Haberman, remembers Trump’s quick turnaround even as Trump hopes everyone has forgotten. Read some of their comments below:
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