Sunday Talks – Secretary Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared on two Sunday news programs today ABC (Stephanopoulos), and CBS (Dickerson) to describe the seismic foreign policy events of the past week.

The first interview, T-Rex explains the U.S. policy directly to John Dickerson:

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T-Rex outlines the appropriate distribution of responsibility for the chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Metaphor – A dangerously moldy red book keeps reappearing on the boardroom desk (the mid-east).  No-one in the room will take responsibility for its origination. U.S. President Trump walks into the room, picks up the book and angrily, publicly, throws it in the trash.

Trump then looks sternly at the most influential task management in the room (Putin/Assad) and tells them deliberately: ‘if the book reappears they will be held to account’. 

The entire organization (world) watched, and saw, the event.  President Trump has assigned responsibility for the future, and accountability for the consequence.

The second interview delivered the same message. T-Rex appears on ABC with George Stephanopoulos.

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179 Responses to Sunday Talks – Secretary Rex Tillerson

  1. My take was Tillerson gave a good interview ISIS is the problem and it needs to be defeated there is a interview that comes on after this with H.R MCMaster he states ISIS has to go ( which was what Trump has consistently said) that ISIS is the focus but there may be some overlap. They know what is going on with Assad, Russia and ISIS .

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  2. FL_Guy says:

    From listening to the Administration statements, not the lying media, I feel that President Trump has a plan to re-stabilize the ME. O, H and K trashed the ME. They promoted the worst elements of the ME and rained terror down on the people of what had once been stabilized countries and then encouraged the export of said terror to other countries. President Trump is his own MAN. I personally believe he is the only hope to bring stability back to the ME.

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  3. Nottakingthisanymore says:

    Boom!

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  4. M33 says:

    T-Rex takes another bite out of the MSM-asaur!

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  5. Janice says:

    What Lions we have! God’s Grace has blessed the world with these men!

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  6. Southern Son says:

    The BOSS!, is In the Office.
    All Personel, Act Accordingly!

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  7. Bob says:

    Why do T-Rex or any other official give these idiots any time at all….the stupid questions are insulting and T-Rex could find something else to do with his time. Overtime the Trump team meet with the reprobates it just gives them more nonsense to spin into untrue information for the useful idiots. T-Rex…kick back and have a nice cup of tea…I’ll buy.

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    • E C says:

      I think in this instance because Sec Tillerson and McMaster were out front as events unfolded it made since for them and not surrogates to speak for the administration. I watched the entire ABC interview on TV but muted the framing of the interview by George. Overall George did a decent job except for three or four dumb questions and the lead up.

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      • QuestGirl says:

        I have noticed that George moves on once he realizes his guest refuses to be bated with the rhetoric. I first noticed this in an interview with VP Mike Pence. George appeared tired and defeated, but a lot of information was covered nonetheless.

        George stumbled with Tillerson over “The Wall”.

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        • JC says:

          Correct, Quest. Satisfying to hear a no-nonsense businessman deliver reason and truth like clockwork. Stephanopoulos can’t help but adjust his tone and questions accordingly. Of course, he still delivered the snark re: the wall, but he sounded like a screeching monkey in contrast to T-Rex’s professional and authoritative response.

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        • tellthetruth2016 says:

          I loved the way he handled the question about Lil Marco …..

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    • mariner says:

      Because when they speak in these interviews the audience is not the interviewers but the American people.

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    • Janice says:

      In this case I’m glad they went on. The contrast of these Lions vs media Clinton and Kerry is mind blowing. I think many Americans sat up and took notice today.

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  8. Landslide says:

    I love Tillerson’s professionalism, level-headedness, and strength. GREAT choice, President Trump.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Given Tillerson’s take on violent regime change, don’t look for the US to take out Kim in North Korea. It would have been nice if Tillerson left that out and just let Kim sweat it out.

      Now Kim has less to crap his pants as the Vinson hour approaches.

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      • freddiel says:

        If the US were going to take out Kim, they would not announce it anyway. I will pray for his soul just in case.

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        • JC says:

          There ya’ go, Freddie. Regardless of T-Rex’s calm and measured answers, he’s the perfect foil for President Trump’s particular and signature Art of War. Kim should quake in his little black boots… big-time.

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          • mikeyboo says:

            Especially with the Chinese apparently satisfied that they can work with Pres Trump on issues important to them. The Korean nut case’s acquisition of nuclear weapons is not in anyone’s interest-including the Chinese.

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      • AndrewJackson says:

        Sounds like delivery systems development has made some leaps and bounds in North Korea but hasn’t been perfected. Trump has put China on notice and will be waiting to see what they do to help push North Korea away from nuclear weapons. If North Korea doesn’t want to play ball and decides to continue regardless of what China or the US says, then that is where we are going to have a problem. Any attack on North Korea would result in massive losses of life for both North and South Korea. A majority of the population is located just 35 miles from the demilitarized zone, so it is hard to see a military solution that doesn’t result in big problems for all sides. Pray that a peaceful solution can be worked out is all we can do. Trex seems to have a good head on his shoulders so I trust that we will seek all options out.

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        • William Ford says:

          China uses N Korea as a negotiating tool to get economic/trade concessions. The gam works like this: China prods N Korea to get belligerent and make threatening gestures, act crazy, broadcast their nuke development. The USA/West implores China to “control them”. China exacts favorable terms for “intervening”. N Korea get a bunch of goodies for modifying it’s bad behavior for a while. Then the cycle starts over. Clinton, W Bush, and Obama all played the game and paid the ransom. Trump is making it clear he won’t. He will take a lot of steps China will find frightening … putting U.S. nukes in S Korea, nukes in Japan, lot’s of naval power in China’s neighborhood. Hoping this forces China to act to calm down N Korea and stop the game.

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          • Trump is ending the fake bluff game worldwide, where the US warmongers act like these second or third world countries, including China and Russia, are realistic threats to the USA. They aren’t. There is only one superpower, and although some countries could cause damage – more than they should, thanks to bad commanders on our side, the USA and the anglosphere behind it would still wipe out any aggressor. As in, wipe out. Not defeat.

            It has been an elaborate and depressing charade for decades to gin up support for the police state and to run yet another bankers’ con on the anglosphere. It’s great to see Trump bring it to an end.

            When the military-industrial-congressional complex loses its control over the economy, entire new industry sectors can take their place. That goes for everything from commodities and space flight to medicine and computers.

            The warmongers have had a good run, 75 years, but their churlish evil greed means they won’t go gentle into that good night. But they have to go.

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            • susiejo says:

              The superpower is broke and on verge of financial collapse which was reason to vote for Trump. The warmongers seem to have taken control of Trump’s foreign policy. If he does save our economy, we might well get to find out just how invincible we are.

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              • You make a nexcellent point regarding the economy.

                I am in oil and it was noticeable how ridiculously we were being handicapped whilst eg indonesian, vietnamese-russian and chinese explorers were dropping anchor EVERYWHERE, utterly free of the regs that were messing us up.

                However, at least 50% of America’s exceptionalism and greatness is moral authority based on CONFIDENCE. Americans are and should always be optimists.

                USA is the quaterback of freedom and it’s been benched for far too long.

                First game back maybe it won’t dominate, but the QB must. take. the. field.

                Otherwise, ain’t never gonna be another win.

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          • LoveofUSA says:

            Emm….now that is good food for thoughts…..
            and as Freddiel said, President wouldn’t announce in public if they would take out Kim.
            Good point. I love you {{{Treepers}}}. I see a good night sleep coming up tonight.

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          • mopar2016 says:

            Good call William.
            It was Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton that enabled North Korea.
            Years of “food and fuel” deals if they wouldn’t pursue nukes.
            Of course we kept making more failed deals, and they kept their nuke program going.
            And George Stepinallthepoop is still whining about Russia.

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        • fangdog says:

          What is it pinpoint bombing on nuclear launch sites necessarily result in great collateral damage?

          I see a preemptive strike by the US resulting in the least damage to human life….short term and long-term. Think of the ease of mind knowing North Korea no longer a nuclear threat or capability.

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          • bertdilbert says:

            The best deterrent for Kim to protect his nuke sites is to fill them with children. Probably build schools and housing for kids on them.

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          • I do not know how many have seen the aerial photography of the strike zone, but I will guarantee the pinpoint targeting of US munitions are very capable of taking out targets. Just a brief on JDAM: “JDAM-equipped bombs range from 500 pounds (227 kg) to 2,000 pounds (907 kg).[1] When installed on a bomb, the JDAM kit is given a GBU (Guided Bomb Unit) nomenclature, superseding the Mark 80 or BLU (Bomb, Live Unit) nomenclature of the bomb to which it is attached.” The 2,000 lbrs are nick-named “BUNKER BUSTERS”…for a reason…yowza!!! And man do they make a noise…The Blast Zone is so large (50 x 36) that even being close to the blast zone one would loose their hearing…I would not worry too much on how the sites could be taken out…

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        Actually, I think it’s smart to say this. Of course, depending on how the little maniac behaves, that position, like any other, could be subject to change.

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    • Yes, strength – like a ROCK! The more I see, the more I like. Just sitting at a table, there is something in Sec. Tillerson’s attitude that radiates that aura of strength.

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  9. A2 says:

    What a relief to have a Secretary of State that speaks clearly (and truthfully) so that the world can understand. Not sure about the MSM, the exception that proves the rule.

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    • A2 says:

      Evidence that his comments on the Chinese position are accurate, this just in:

      Breaking News (had to say it just once). China is on the move.

      Special Representative of the Chinese Government for Korean Peninsula Affairs and China’s top nuclear envoy, Wu Dawei, will arrive in Seoul Monday on a five-day visit. Wu Dawei will meet with South Korea’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim Hong-kyun to discuss cooperation between Beijing and Seoul on the issue of North Korea’s nuclear program, Yonhap reported.

      Wu will also brief all the other candidates for President.

      15 April, the anniversary of Kim Il-sung’s birth (founder of DRPK), is rumoured to be the date Kim No.3 will launch another missile. “The north Korean Foreign Ministry in a memorandum on Friday stressed that it has a legitimate right to make a resolute preemptive attack to frustrate the moves for imminent and full-phased aggression and war made by the US against it.”

      “Results-oriented” Tillerson. Big E, Trump train.

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    • The Boss says:

      Following after two of the worst imaginable Secretaries of State, Tillerson is indeed a breath of fresh air, and an example of competence.

      Liked by 20 people

    • BakoCarl says:

      I can clearly remember the MSM telling us that horse-faced Lurch was so-o-o-o intelligent and nuanced in his speaking that it was difficult for the average person to understand him. Lurch was a bumbling, rambling fool.

      What you hear now from almost all of PTrump’s cabinet picks is how intelligent, informed people communicate. LOVE IT!

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  10. Trumppin says:

    How wonderful to finally have Adults in charge!

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  11. tappin52 says:

    Sec. Tillerson said that we are working to address the problem of the flow of weapons into Mexico. Is a “fast and furious” investigation in the future?

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  12. Publius2016 says:

    SoS Tillerson elaborates on the need for local control of areas so that life can return and a semblance peace is present, If we try to impose our views upon their world, we will be forever at war. Saddam Hussein controlled Iraq by creating local control of areas by sect with regional oversight and reserved the city centers for centralized government control. When we invaded, we destabilized every sect and the entire Middle East became a never ending rocking and sinking boat. The only thing these sects respect are power and authority that will allow them the freedom of autonomy in these ancient villages.

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  13. mikeyboo says:

    Tillerson is the most outstanding Secretary of State in at least 40 years. He projects intelligence, honesty, and power. This is the man you want in time of peace or time of trouble. He is and will be a fantastic ally for President Trump and the American people. Too bad there have been so few of them at that level of government.

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  14. andi lee says:

    Sundance, I found your “Metaphor”.

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  15. Joan says:

    I am absolutely insanely in love with those two lions.

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  16. Michelle says:

    Rex Tillerson blows away Clinton and Kerry as Sec of State. He is so much better; there is no comparison! So much more depth, knowledge, clarity, and competence.

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  17. andi lee says:

    Stephanopoulos interview.

    There’s your “national security threat” right there. Broadcasting allegations of spies-lies.

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  18. ogzy says:

    See discouraging details within this article:

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/04/donald-trump-is-an-international-law-breaker.html

    I’m hoping that at least Bannon still has influence.
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    • If you believe everything you read in the MSM you will be more than discouraged. It is counterproductive to spread & draw attention to propaganda designed to delegitimize President Trump & his team and you leave your motives open to interpretation. We elected President Trump and he will pick his advisors for reasons that are sufficient to him at the time. Tillerson is an impressive asset as are Munchin & Wilbur Ross among others.

      What can you hope to do by continuously second guessing when you don’t have the facts and the resultant understanding of the actual situations.

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    • Alexsandra says:

      Dear Discouraged Ogzy: Avoid reading and propagating items that you deem discouraging. Twice, with God thrown in the 2nd time.

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  19. donnajeanz says:

    Secretary Tillerson is direct and to the point. We deal in facts and truth. Love having the Adults in charge and in control. MAGA!!!

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  20. AndrewJackson says:

    Ross and Tillerson are the definition of straight talk. Very good interviews here by Trex.

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    • Charlie says:

      T-Rex left George sitting in the corner sucking his thumb. Interview will give George’s therapist at least 8 hours of work to pull his thumb out lol…

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  21. Summer says:

    Any attempts to drag the 7th century mindset and culture into the 21st century overnight are doomed to fail. Even the so-called reformers in Saudi Arabia understand that. That’s why the neocon nation building is a terrible idea. I am glad the Trump administration is not planning to engage in any such nonsense.
    Just get rid of as many terrorists as possible, help organize the safe zones, politely and humanely repatriate the Syrian refugees, and let them decide what kind of oppressive regime they feel comfortable with. Killing McCain’s buddies en masse is the only war I can accept after 16 years of chaos. I am against anything beyond that, period. No more American blood for oil.

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  22. litlbit2 says:

    Liked the interview until George ask about the Russians hacking the election. Sec. Tillerson should have dropped the hammer on him, like his previous reply to the Rubio statement.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      I was also annoyed by that but I also thought it was wise that Tillerson controlled himself and did not take the bait. That ability is one of the things that separates the good from the great. I wanted to pee on Stephanopoulos’ head at that point -but that would be …..fun and probably illegal-but wrong

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  23. RC says:

    T-Rex naively informs George Stephanopoulos that defeating ISIS is merely a first step in Syria, to be followed by Syrian regime change through some international conference — to include those Turks, Iranians, Saudis, Emirates, presently funding thugs now operating in Syria, joined by feckless Europeans, who watched, as though paralyzed, the Serbian / Bosnian / Albanian ethnic cleansing of the 1990s.

    A disastrous game-plan to further destabilize Syria and ensure a single term for President Trump.

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    • KBR says:

      Nothing about Syria “ensures a single term for President Trump.”

      Absolutely nothing.

      Syria is not the be all and end all of the Trump presidency. Neither is any other one thing.

      Every different move he makes brings the wailing hordes of Globalists, Hillaryites and Unipartiers out of the woodwork like screeching rats gleefully screaming “it’s over for Trump now!”

      Bluto used to keep a list. No doubt it has become a tome thicker than “War and Peace” by now.

      I STAND WITH TRUMP.

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    • Joan says:

      Naive is absolutely the last thing I would call Sec. Tillerson.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Are you crazy?

      Assad has been a problem for a long time. His neighbors are fed up. They want to work on attaining peace in the ME.

      Previous administration created, funded and armed AQ/ISIS to take him out – which created the horrendous crisis across the world, not to mention the ME in uproar.

      Along comes President Trump who campaigned to erase ISIS from the face of the Earth, and calls for the INTERNATIONAL community to deal with the issue of Assad once and for all.

      If he manages to secure peace in the ME, then he will definitely be a two term President.

      What is wrong with that?

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    • kpm58 says:

      Wow. You read a whole lot into to what little was said.

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    • fangdog says:

      The only way Trump does not serve a 2-nd term is if Trump decides not to serve a 2nd-term. Thinking otherwise is snowflake thinking, IMO.

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    • dbobway says:

      “A disastrous game-plan to further destabilize Syria and ensure a single term for President Trump.”

      It takes about 20 miles of muddy fence posts to come up with such a hypothesis.
      Syria is as destabilized as apiece of dirt can get.
      Assad is the supposed leader of this cesspool of evil.

      ISIS claimed the murder of 40+ Christians today in Egypt.
      This the objective, Isis has to go away.

      We just got Assad, Iran and Russia out of our way.

      One more thing, I think President Trump wants to get this done in 4 years with another adult to replace him, to carry on. A hunch!

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  24. Bree says:

    Confident and assured. Qualities that have been lacking in the last administration. No wonder I sleep better at night. The adults are now in charge.

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  25. George Stephanopoulos is a discredited liberal clinton hack, he hates PDJT and us. I don’t care what he might think.

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  26. lelanddiaz says:

    I think both George and John were way more respectful than usual. I can only contribute it to T-Rex’s commanding presence.

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  27. Albertus Magnus says:

    For the life of me, I never understand why concern trolls even bother to come here. No one believes your nonsense and you are simply wasting your time.

    why not go somewhere where you might be able to actually make some head way in converting people to your ridiculous POVs?

    You either just love to be annoying OR somebody is paying you to do so. Nothing else makes a bit of sense to me.

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    • Fe says:

      Albert, thank you for writing what I was thinking. 🙂

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Albertus, I’m not sure how this relates to the T-rex interview but I admit to having an innate ability to skim over the trolls. So perhaps I missed them, but nonetheless I’d like you to consider something. With all due respect, not all “concern” equates to trolling.

      I jumped on the train early, and have never looked back. I have the benefit of seeing each struggle, each phase, and in fact each day, fortify my resolve and reassure me of my wisdom in supporting our new POTUS. I believe he is both a genius and a good man – something I’ve not witnessed in a POTUS in my lifetime. Trump was the first (and only) vote I’ve felt excited about since Reagan.

      That said, I felt “concern” back when I listened to Ivanka’s GOP convention speech – and both she and her husband still give me pause for thought. Yet, I remain solidly behind President Trump.

      It seems to me that it would be better to pull Trump supporters with minor ideological concerns over to our side, via patience and education, rather than alienating them with name-calling and ridicule. After all, calling us “nazis” didn’t work out too well for the “principled” conservatives, now did it?

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      • cozette says:

        Please remember that so called principled conservatives did NOT elect Trump. In fact most Never Trumpers came from that sect of the GOP. CPAC hated him until he won. Trump won because life long democrats, independents and never voted before people supported him. I am on reddit the Donald. Many Classical Liberals and patriotic Progressives supported him too. Trump is not a Republican or Conservative president. He is an American president who stands for safety, opportunity and freedom for all our citizens. He recognizes that these freedoms are protected by the Constitution and rooted in a Christian world view although he would never seek to impose Christianity on anyone. Like it or not, Ivanka and Jared represent the voices of part of Trumps supporters. They should be heard as long as they want to MAGA too.

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  28. George Wallace says:

    Tillerson is a fine American. I pray for his success. As each day passes, the full scale of Obama’s disastrous tenure becomes clearer:

    1. ME a chaotic mess, IS rampant.

    2. NK has advanced their weapons systems dramatically.

    3. Iran has advanced it’s nuke program dramatically.

    4. Russia is more belligerent and aggressive than ever.

    5. China projecting strength in South China Sea and mischief making all over the world, esp Africa.

    And we haven’t even got to the economic and security issues Obama left behind on the homeland. A disaster.

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  29. Howie says:

    Hillary and Kerry. Good Grief. WE NOW HAVE AN AMERICAN SOS.

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  30. visage13 says:

    George is such a weasel. After the interview he has to interpret and read through the lines of what Mr. Tillerson was saying or not saying. Here’s a thought, why not listen to the man’s answers he explained everything beautifully. Sorry it didn’t fit your fake news narrative.
    Later in the program he interviewed Rubio who thinks we need to oust al-Assad and basically nation build. I sent him a tweet asking how did that go in Iraq and Libya? I don’t know how I feel about the attack by Trump on Syria. I don’t want a war like Iraq but I trust Trump and I will wait to see how his strategy works out and hope it is NOT the GWB or Obama strategy.

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    • I have not been happy with the attack, however I do feel better about it after listening to the first interview here. Haven’t had time to listen to the second one. Tillerson is solid and I feel reassured when I listen to him.

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  31. GForce says:

    Notice Rex Tillerson does not acknowledge the current leader of North Korea by name, he repeatedly refers to Pyongyang. Brilliance! If you want to really get under a narcissists skin don’t acknowledge them by name.

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  32. missmarple2 says:

    Pam,

    I have only been here a few months, but I do want to thank you for your posting of videos and tweets. It is extremely valuable to me, because I don’t have cable.

    Thank you so much!

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    • dutzie60 says:

      missmarple, that was an interesting article about Gen. McMaster. I wonder if this paragraph is one if the reasons so many soldiers have developed PTSD?
      FTA:
      McMaster also understands that Americans aren’t the right people to fight ground wars in the Middle East. His men were emotionally exhausted by the time they left Tal’ Afar. The cultural differences are simply too vast to bridge.

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  33. Zen Masta says:

    What do you guys make of news that McMaster ordered 150,000 troops and is manipulating intelligence reports given to President Trump? I see Mike Cernovich and others spreading this news how accurate is this?

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    • missmarple2 says:

      Not. I can see it’s possible it was fed to him for disinformation to Assad, but there is no way 150,000 troops would be sent to Syria, especially with Congress askeered of everything that causes controversy.

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    • George Wallace says:

      I would give them zero weight or credibility.

      One of the more interesting consequences of the missile strike has been the ridiculous overreaction of the more extreme end of Trump’s base, including conspiracy theorists such as Cernovic.

      They regard themselves as the beating heart of the Trump movement, but their inflexibility and tendency to resort to hyperbole, tantrum throwing & quite deluded conspiracies does them no credit. One of the key qualities in a loyal supporter is that they trust their leader to so the right thing, as circumstances change.

      They resemble the extreme liberals and Trump is much better off without them, if this is the way they plan to react every time he does something that doesn’t give them exactly what they want.

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      • Zen Masta says:

        Thanks George that is what makes me sick about these “sometimes Trump supporters”, I’ve spent all weekend on YouTube watching these 8 hour long videos from Cernovich opining about how “Trump may have betrayed us”, “the Deepstate tricked Trump”, he doesn’t know what’s going on, blah blah blah. Alex Jones jumped on the bandwagon so did many other conservative pundits. Rush Limbaugh stayed in the middle like he usually does because he wants to please the GOPe and also not offend the Trump supporters. Laura Ingraham was just as reactive and following the same line of questioning as the liberal media. I didn’t even bother visiting Breitbart.com as I already know what many of those alt-right bubbleheads think.

        It was very interesting it went from Trump betrayed us to now it’s Jared Kushner or McMaster who tricked him, blah blah blah and now these guys are back on the Trump Train. Now these folks want Kushner fired. I even see videos from people saying “get back on the Trump Train”. These people have no courage and no resolve or faith in Trump.

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        • missmarple2 says:

          One of the many, many benefits of the Trump campaign and presidency is the unmasking (how ironic) of so many on all sides of the fence.

          Most particularly satisfying is the reveal of how many on the conservative side are not really strategic thinkers but simply using us for money-making purposes. I have thought that for some time about certain people in the “Conservative, Inc.” side like Ann Coulter and Mark Levin, but now we see that the alt right or whatever they are to be called are also full of people who simply are supporting Trump for money-making or egotistical purposes.

          Ou,t out, out with all of them! And take their coats!

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          • Zen Masta says:

            I could not agree with you more, this weekend was very instructive. Alex Jones, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh they are all on Trump for the ratings because of his movement but the minute a tough decision was made they all showed their true colors. Limbaugh usually plays the middle and tries to appease Trump supporters and #NeverTrumpers. I found all these so called conservative folks using the same line of questioning about the Syrian strike, almost no one reserved judgement to fully analyze and they all jumped to wild speculation and conspiracy theories. I’m with Trump 100% I have studied him well before he became president, I was a member of Trump University these people really don’t know Trump and they would all melt like butter if they had to deal with the pressures that Trump has to deal with. I didn’t even bother to visit Breitbart this weekend because the idiocy of more than half their audience I just don’t have the patience anyone. CTH is more for strategic grass roots non establishment thinkers, Breitbart is gradually turning into a conservative version of the New York Times…

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            • missmarple2 says:

              I have no one to listen to on the radio any more. This is a real problem when I am in the car! At home I can tune into pod casts, but in the car I am dependent on radio, and I am having to listen to country-western music or the NPR station when they play classical.

              Talk radio kept me from going nuts before my area had cable, but now I have found that all the programs I get are full of these leeches.

              I sure wish Dennis Miller still had a show!

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        • mikeyboo says:

          One of Pres Trump’s great strengths is he is not afraid to listen to many points of view, including some with which he may not be inclined to agree. It appears, after considering them all he makes a decision and acts on it.
          I don’t believe his course of action in urgent matters is determined by personal affection or familial relationships.

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    • vinchenzer says:

      The article you refer to states : “In fact Kushner and Bannon are united in their opposition to McMaster’s plan.”

      If that’s the case then it won’t happen. And if McMaster is at loggerheads with Matthis like the article states, it won’t happen. And we just heard TRex state that violent regime change is not what President Trump wants. So it won’t happen.

      The NeoCons are gonna always and forever beat the drum for War because they are scumbags. And Cernovich’s article is just a rumor he heard so I don’t personally believe McMaster is gonna get his wish (if it’s even true that is what he is doing and wants).

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    • cozette says:

      Notice the Cernovich has no source. He may have been set up to sow doubt and fear of betrayal among Trump supporters. A 101 CIA tactic call poison pills. It would also achieve the secondary goal of discrediting him which would be advantageous since he’s a prominent pro Trump alternative media figure. The Globalist media has been openly going after him and Alex Jones lately. It’s so blatant it’s shocking.

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  34. George Wallace says:

    The only way I can see a successful take down on FatBoy is a targeted removal of all known missile launchers in one strike, followed by 2-3 days of shock and awe bombing to demoralised NK armed forces.

    That still leaves a massive artillery strike on SK / Seoul a probability, though. I assume FatBoy’s army would fight to the death, as well. Absolute cult fanatics.

    It’s such a high risk environment. Unless the US has new weapons it’s about to reveal. I still remember being awed by those stealth bombers over Iraq.

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  35. jstanley01 says:

    Can we put the nonsense to bed that Assad didn’t use chemical weapons now? Please? Thank you…

    “Syria chemical weapons attack: what we know about deadly air raid
    Emma Graham-Harrison
    The Guardian
    April 5, 2017

    “…Even experts who say it is too early to confirm sarin use say the deaths have all the hallmarks of a chemical weapons attack, delivered through airstrikes.

    “’It is possible it’s sarin but also possible it could be something else, or a mix of things. We mustn’t fall into the trap of thinking that [only] one substance was used, when it could have been more than one,’ said Richard Guthrie, a British chemical weapons expert.

    “’The key thing I’m confident of here is that a material has been deliberately dispersed in order to cause harm. People flying the aircraft wanted to kill other people with poison.’

    “Syria’s military has ‘categorically denied’ responsibility for the attack. Russia, which is heavily backing the Assad government, said a Syrian government airstrike had hit a “terrorist warehouse” holding ‘toxic substances.’

    “That claim does not fit with facts on the ground, for several reasons. An airstrike on a weapons depot with high explosives would have destroyed much of the sarin immediately, and distributed any that survived over a much smaller area.

    “‘The pattern of casualties isn’t right for the distribution of materials that you would get if you had a location with toxic materials breached by an airstrike. It’s more consistent with canisters that have distributed [chemical weapons] over a wider population,’ Guthrie said.

    “While it is impossible to assess the exact amount of chemical agent used immediately, the extent and distribution of the casualties are consistent with the use of hundreds of kilos.

    “Sarin is too complicated and expensive for rebels to have manufactured themselves, and while they might potentially have obtained some supplies of stolen nerve agents or other gas, it is very unlikely to be more than a few kilos.

    “‘If they have [sarin], it would be in minute quantities, maybe a kilo or so,’ said De Bretton Gordon. The high numbers of woman and children among the casualties was not consistent with a military depot, he added.

    “Finally, the Syrian manufacturing process for sarin involves creating and storing two key components, both far more stable than the nerve agent itself. They are mixed to create sarin hours – or at most days – before it is used, said Dan Kaszeta, a chemical weapons expert and former officer in the US Army’s chemical corps.

    “So an airstrike on a storage facility would be unlikely to release sarin itself. And because one of the two components is highly flammable isopropyl alcohol, or rubbing alcohol, you would expect a fireball, which has not been observed…”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/05/syria-chemical-weapons-attack-what-we-know-khan-sheikhun

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    • vinchenzer says:

      Can we put the nonsense to bed that Assad didn’t use chemical weapons now? Please? Thank you…
      ———————-
      Sorry. No can do. Don’t feel like arguing. But nonetheless after listening to SoS Tillerson, I am more assured that the adults are in charge and we won’t be rushing into another ME cluster-puck due to the hysterical lunacy of Rubio, McCain and Graham (Lindsay Graham sounded like a babbling lunatic in an interview with Tucker Carlson).

      Thank God Trump won the Election and he picked Tillerson as SoS. THANK GOD!!

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  36. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I watched the interview this morning with Dickerson. T-Rex did a great job. I loved his response to the Rubio question. I also watched the McMaster interview on FOX. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised – he did a fantastic job. Both me were calm, clear, and concise. We also liked when McMaster said it was an honor for him to serve this week with such a great team when talking about the Syrian strikes.

    I am concerned, though, that T-Rex is still planning on going to Russia later this week. I hope that he is extremely cautious and has taken extra security detail with him. Boris, from England, was supposed to go too, but he just cancelled out.

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    • cozette says:

      Moscow is looking forward, at long last, to being able to sit down and talk with Trumps SOS. I love that Tillerson and Putin’s team already know and understand each other and have shown they can put together win win deals.

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  37. Tonawanda says:

    Tillerson interview with Dickerson might be the most coherent, logical, credible, articulate, transparent interview I have ever seen by any government official ever. That includes Trump but by no means diminishes Trump, it enhances Trump.

    Together with W Ross, who is also unprecedented in his intelligent expressions, Tillerson is one of those remarkable people (like Trump) who actually knows what he is doing to the benefit of all.

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  38. Tonawanda says:

    These two interviews completely vindicate and confirm the analysis by Sundance on Syria and the Middle East generally.

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  39. Tonawanda says:

    Sorry for a third post, but I am feeling euphoric after these 2 interviews. The brilliance is amazing, and it is based on objective truth and integrity.

    This is the way Trump really is thinking.

    No doubt Putin respects Trump more today than a week ago, and that is a good thing.

    Putin may have thought he was dealing with a typical clueless American, and now he knows he is not.

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    • Mariposa 323 says:

      Putin was basking in the shameful mediocrity of Obama’s US, he could look like the “real” hero leader of the beleaguered and defeated Christendom . While I still admire his leadership skills , the world now knows who is really in charge and that puts a LOT of pressure on Mr . Putin . I’m not worried , this gets worked out by T Rex .

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  40. Donna in Oregon says:

    What I think i saw and heard was Dad explained to his adolescent, bi-polar former(?) Cocaine addicted pest that everything was going to be fine.

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  41. Donna in Oregon says:

    What I saw and heard was Dad (Sec. Tillerson) explain to his adolescent, bi-polar former(?) Cocaine addicted pest (George Stephanopolis) that everything was going to be fine. Reiteration of all the previous statements re: the Trump response to Syrian chemical weapons. This has been repeatedly explained (infinitum). Next step, Trump admin. will draw stick figures.

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  42. Sedanka says:

    Marco Rubio wears the face of a donor-owned puppet. He just drips dishonesty. If he thinks he’s still going to be President some day, he’s crazy.

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  43. Just listened to second interview; all I can say, is wow, he (Tillerson) is a real pro.

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  44. delmarvajim says:

    George Staphylococcus is and always will be a ozero/clinton hack. He will never get aboard the Trump Train

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  45. daughnworks247 says:

    It’s like night and day…. and the daylight is BLINDING, full of hope, pragmatism, and competence.
    To all those who thought Rubio was viable as POTUS — OMG, what were they thinking?
    I wouldn’t retain Rubio as an attorney to close on a house.

    On the other side is Trump’s cabinet. I’m stunned by gravitas of Tillerson who could easily be President himself.

    Think about this for a minute please – all thoughts welcome – Treepers are an incredible natural resource/braintrust. Here we go:

    What we have here is the development of a Super-Presidency, almost an anomaly in our history.
    We have a dozen or so cabinet members who are “freak of nature” superior leaders at the zenith of their careers. Any of them could be a President of the United States. Then, we have the super alpha, President Trump.

    We suffered through Obama, with no exec experience, surrounded by grad students chosen for their color and compliance instead of their competence.
    Now we have President Trump, with 45 years of pragmatic executive experience.
    What are the chances we could get someone like Tillerson to serve as Sec of State?
    Wilbur Ross? Mattis? Kelly? Sessions? Pompeo at CIA? Linda McMahon? Mnuchin? Cohn? Dr. Ben Carson has been impressive thus far and Nicki Haley has pleasantly surprised us all.
    Even Ryan Zinke is a stellar choice (and very easy on the eyes, ladies)….
    It’s like comparing a group of latte-sipping, clueless, millennial interns, who are brain-storming at Starbucks, to a group of CEO’s, with a thousand years of experience.
    The contrast could not be more striking.

    With this much testosterone, ego, and PROVEN talent in the cabinet, we should expect squabbling. Anyone who has managed extremely talented people knows how difficult it can be to keep them all moving in the same direction.
    If anyone can do it, President Trump is the guy.
    It’s a risk, to be sure, to hire that many strong-minded people, but the thing Trump does BEST is hire the right person for the correct position. Recall that Trump often searched the world for just the right person.
    Folks, we chose our President well.
    And thank GOD it wasn’t Rubio.

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  46. mo says:

    Mr. Staphylococcus was on his good behavior.
    T-Rex vs bacteria.

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  47. fakenoozisforfools says:

    Hey, Rex Tillerson reminds me of John Kerry as Kerry performed as Secretary of State.

    Oh wait. No. The only similarity between the two is they both wear dark suits and muted ties. And I’d wager someone else had to tie Kerry’s for him.

    It would be comedy gold to put Tillerson and Kerry into separate rooms and have Georgie or Johnny interview them each with the exact same questions and listen to the responses each would give. Watching the stupidity roll off Kerry would be fun.

    Has this country ever had two worse secretaries of state back-to-back than Clinton and Kerry? Thanks for nothing, Hussein.

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