Trump and former Secretary of State get into a war of words - Tillerson unloads on his ex-boss
President Trump's former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made some pretty major hurtful comments against his former boss while speaking to CBS News' Bob Schieffer at an event in Houston.
When he was asked how he would describe Donald Trump, Tillerson initially started laughing, before giving his answer:
"It was hard for me coming from a highly organized Exxon-Mobile corporation to go to work for a man who was pretty undisciplined, doesn't like to read, doesn't read briefing reports, doesn't like to get into the details of things."
Tillerson on Trump: He “doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things.” pic.twitter.com/HMk4Idudn3— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) December 7, 2018
In addition to this, Tillerson also admitted that he would often have to tell Trump that his directives "violate the law."
"So often, the president would say, 'Here's what I want to do and here's how I want to do it,' and I would have to say to him: 'Mr. President I understand what you want to do but you can't do it that way. It violates the law,'" Tillerson said.
"I'd say: 'Here's what we can do. We can go back to Congress and get this law changed. And if that's what you want to do, there's nothing wrong with that,'" Tillerson said. "I told him, 'I'm ready to go up there and fight the fight, if that's what you want to do.'"
As soon as Tillerson's comments with CBS were made public, Trump immediately fired back on Twitter, saying he didn't have the "mental capacity" and that "he was dumb as a rock."
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
We all know what happened with Tillerson when he was Secretary of State. Trump wanted him gone. And, it's no surprise given the info we have now on their relationship.
Things likely started festering last year when it slipped that Tillerson called Trump a "f-ing moron," and then on top of that, refused to deny he made the statement publicly when asked about it.
Now, back to today. Trump is openly attacking his former Secretary of State on the same day reports leak that his Chief of Staff John Kelly and him are no longer on speaking terms and he his resigning. When Trump says everything is fine in the West Wing, we simply can't believe him.