Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Conference – 2:00pm Livestream…

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to hold a press conference moments from now to discuss current events including his exit from the Dept. of State and his replacement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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429 Responses to Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Conference – 2:00pm Livestream…

  1. Jan Phillips says:

    I am looking forward to Sundance’s analysis. It seemed something was definitely amiss last week when Tillerson’s spokesperson said Tillerson didn’t know that NK had proposed talks with the President.

    This also comes as the House Intelligence Committee is beginning its investigation of the State Department. No idea if there is any connection, (I hope there isn’t!) but at this point, the only similar firing that I can think of was that of James Comey.

    President Trump and Gary Cohn had great differences, yet he praised Secretary Cohn highly and openly as they parted ways. Hopefully, there is a good explanation as to why President Trump handled the Secretary Tillerson firing so differently.

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    • joeknuckles says:

      I’m sure SD will do his due diligence to make sure he has good information before he forms his opinion/analysis and relays it to us. Yes, it will be interesting to hear his take.

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    • Jan Phillips says:

      I may have been mistaken about Secretary Tillerson’s spokesperson saying the Secretary was “unaware.” This is a quote from CNN this past Friday:

      (CNN) US President Donald Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “was not a surprise in any way,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, less than a day after the top US diplomat said conditions were not yet ripe for negotiations with North Korea.

      Speaking to reporters in Djibouti, the latest stop on his week-long tour of Africa, Tillerson explained the sudden shift by saying it was “a decision the President took himself” after having the matter “on his mind for quite some time.” It followed a “fairly dramatic” change in posture from Kim, he added.

      The bombshell news, announced by a South Korean delegation at the White House on Thursday night, was met with wary optimism by China and US allies in the region…

      But no matter how they explain it, it seems the Secretary was not on top of the North Korean situation.

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    • MGBSE says:

      …and…Trump thought waging war against Iraq & Afghanistan was a huge mistake…so… Trump will only wage war if a nuclear attack is probable – china & Russia will use their proxys Iran and NK to test Presdent Trump…very dangerous time.

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    • MGBSE says:

      …and…a “respected” top aid for Trump was also escorted out of the white house this morning without cleaning off his desk or even collecting his suit jacket!!!!

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  3. alea iactaest says:

    Tillerson appointed as SoS because of his Russia ties (established while CEO of Exxon). PDJTs hands initially tied due to Russia inquiry and he needed a channel to Putin. House clears “collusion” charge (yesterday) and Tillerson’s job is done. Esp with Iran “next” and Tillerson in support of 44s Iran deal. Time to change the line-up.

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    • MGBSE says:

      …yes…TRex was perfect for Trumps 1st year in a swamp filled with traps set by Obama & Clinton vipers…Trump sprung the traps and now he’s gonna shake things up! Thank you Mr Tillerson…job well done!!!

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  4. Michael says:

    WOW that was difficult for me to listen to one severely shaken man.
    Doesn’t sound like he is going away angry but broken.

    However, it also sounded almost like he was talking across the table to those remaining.

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    • jbrickley says:

      That is exactly what he is doing. He’s talking across the table to those remaining. He is clearly disturbed as most would be in his shoes. He’s unhappy but he knew this was coming he must have. It’s just more abrupt than he would have liked, no doubt. Still doesn’t make it easy. He walks out with a big smile on returning to the private sector.

      He’s a professional with tons of experience, he will land on his feet and he’ll be a lot happier in the private sector. I am sure he’ll end up on several different Board of Directors. He didn’t do it for the money, he did it to make a difference.

      Fact is the job role for Secretary of State has changed and although he did an excellent job in the role the objectives are about to shift dramatically.

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    • neal s says:

      None of the business executives that PDJT has appointed ‘need’ the job. In each case they are serving for some combination of love of country, and/or as a favor to PDJT.

      In many large renovation projects, it would be unusual to have the same workers present throughout the entire job. Different crews come in at different times to get different things done, and when their portion of the job is complete, they leave. The entire executive branch is in the process of the largest renovation ever done yet.

      It would not surprise me at all if the first official act for most nominees, is to sign (but not date) their letter of resignation. They all serve at the pleasure of PDJT and they must know that PDJT may ask them to leave at any time and for any reason.

      As long as the senate slow walks all nominees, PDJT will lack the flexibility he could use and should have. We need to do everything we can to help ensure that our representatives will support PDJT in his effort to MAGA. Educating others and helping elect those who will help MAGA is our job.

      PDJT cannot explain every decision to everyone. But unlike any other President for the last half century, PDJT is keeping his campaign promises. Despite being opposed by everyone except those who voted for him, he has accomplished more than anyone thought possible. With the support of more representatives who will help him to MAGA, PDJT will be able to keep all his promises. If we do our job, PDJT will be able to do his job.

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  5. Mickturn says:

    I think hired Tillerson and the other dude he just fired to satiate the Globalist clowns…now he’s out to smash their faces into their bad deals for the USA! We’ve been sold down the river for at least 40 years…now it’s PAYBACK TIME!

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  6. Lulu says:

    Well that was uncomfortable.

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  7. Stormyeyes says:

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  8. Stormyeyes says:

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    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      And he doesn’t read, or think, or prepare….

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      He was busy eating five McDonalds cheeseburgers at once, at 6:30 AM, otherwise he’d have phoned him to let him know… [ /s ]

      H8ers gonna H8.

      Folks, this is what the Bible is talking about in Ephesians 6:10-18. If you think it’s ugly here, just think about what’s going on where we can’t see (yet). But GOD’S in control. Have faith.

      John 14:27

      27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

      and, what we must do: put on the Armour of GOD:Ephesians 6:10-18

      10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

      11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

      12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

      13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

      14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

      15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

      16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

      17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

      18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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  10. kaste668 says:

    POTUS is not one to hold back, so I am sure he has voiced his opinion and concerns to TRex during their staff meetings. So many have felt they know better than POTUS. If POTUS did not feel that TRex was supporting his decisions, he had to remove him.

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  11. noman says:

    Ok now what?
    Sundance what is your assessment?
    Will POTUS outline details in Cali speech?
    By placing Pompey in the SD it only confirms what many have known for decades.
    The CIA “DOES” run the SD.
    Whats makes this move “SPECIAL”?
    Show of force? Or…

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  12. Larry Bucar says:

    Easy to criticize when you make as many life changing decisions in your life that PDJT makes in 1 day

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  13. Tom S says:

    WTF ????????

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    • Howard Cosell says:

      I couldn’t have said it better myself. Although I would have thrown in a few exclamation marks for emphasis.😁

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  14. trapper says:

    We are going to see a lot of movement in and out of this administration because it is being run as a businessman runs his business, as a developer runs the development process. Pres Trump will bring in talent for particular functions, sometimes people who hold views at odds with his on other matters, and once they have completed their tasks they will either leave because their disagreements with PDJT then come to the front or they will leave because PDJT will let them go or have Kelley, his #2 guy, let them go. The key to figuring it all out is actually very simple.

    You can tell what phase a building is in by who shows up. Are there cement trucks lined up for blocks? Pouring foundations and floors. Are there electricians coming in every day, or are truck loads of plasterboard there everyday? Floor tile and carpet deliveries, or are furniture trucks lined up around the block? See how that works?

    So, for each person coming onboard, ask “why is this person coming into this position, what skill set do they bring, and why are they coming in at this particular time?” Do the same for those leaving. This approach will also help us live with those who don’t share all our economic nationalist, America-first views. Who cares what kind of carpet the electrician likes? And it will help us accept change when someone we like leaves. The electrician was brilliant, but it’s time to close up the walls so you won’t see him anymore.

    TRex was an excellent first Sec State, a heavy breather business guy. He got everyone’s attention all over the world with the message that “the adults are back in charge.” Now it is time for the next phase, America-first trade deals and hard nosed diplomacy. America is BACK!

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    • Cliff says:

      Well said, and I imagine Sundance will present his analysis in this same fashion. Great comment. Many cannot keep up with the whirlwind that is Trump. Reminds me of that wolfman comment Sundance keeps bringing up 😉

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    • Minnie says:

      Concur 1,000%

      Like a BOSS!

      🇺🇸🦁🇺🇸

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    • G. Combs says:

      trapper says
      😁 ☝ ❤️‍

      About time we had a government run like a business!!

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    • bosscook says:

      Completely agree with this assessment. Refreshing to see a POTUS doing BUSINESS for Americans rather than a politician do everything for their pocket and their ego.

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    • SO, what will President Trump want Cohn’s successor as Economic Advisor to deliver?
      • Trade Strategy? (seems well underway)
      • Entrepreneur & Small Business Multiplication (overwhelming source of new jobs)
      • Economic Security? (Veto done on Qualcomm, Chinese IP Espionage/Theft)
      • Monopoly Control? (M&A abuses, Amazon)
      • Market Manipulation Prevention? (Hedge Fund abuses)
      • Banking Reform? (Dodd-Frank under revision)
      • Fed Reform? (Interest Rate manipulation, GDP growth suppression)

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    • Agreed. Think of a big project. It has multiple project managers. They all have a role to play and could be considered SMEs for the project. However, when their project is done, it’s time for the next project manager to step in. I don’t think of the Trump administration as a roller coaster. I think of it as multiple projects, multiple objectives and multiple project managers.

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    • Heika says:

      Great analysis trapper. Spot on. The bringing in and out of ‘tradesmen’ for jobs is a perfect analogy for Trumps process. I agree. I am not a Pomeo fan, I think he is a paranoid globalist thug – on neocon script personally from what I have heard him say – but this may well be the tradesman required for Trumps next stage of work on the ‘building’.

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  15. Eric Kennedy says:

    You’re a small man Nick. Really small.

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  16. MK Wood says:

    Tillerson served his purpose which was easing the access to the Middle East. We are now in a period where hard nosed dealings with some bad players will be the name of the game.

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  17. KBR says:

    Rex was used to being the top dog decision maker and simply could not keep himself from making decisions and statements that were NOT his to make.

    Most recent, and immediately before his firing, he promised Kenya that the USA is commited to Kenya on security and trade, and then reiterated that if they needed additional help all they had to do was call. This also related to their activities in Somalia and South Sudan.

    1)It is my opinion that by committing to Kenya’s security he committed the USA to sending troops if needed. In committing USA to see to Kenya’s security, he was outside his bailiwick, and acting as a POTUS.

    2)It is my opinion that by committing to trade, he was overstepping, as trade deals are not his baliwick, and acting as a POTUS.

    IMO, Rex, so used to being “head honcho” in his business, spoke as if he still was. He was NOT. POTUS is.

    This is not to say that Iran and other matters were not in the mix, but might indicate answers to “Why now? Why so suddenly? Why while he was in Africa?”

    Quote>
    “After jetting into the country on Friday, Tillerson met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi where he assured of his

    **Government’s commitment to Kenya on trade and security.** (emphasis mineKBR)

    The US Secretary of State appreciated the cooperation between his country and Kenya on

    **security in Somalia and South Sudan, saying the US stood ready to offer additional assistance whenever called upon to do so.**”<end quote

    https://www.kenya-today.com/news/shithole-country-visiting-us-secretary-state-rex-tillerson-falls-ill-kenya

    I am glad not to be dragged into a war in Africa caused by globalists managing Kenyan rulers. Therefore, although I liked the "leadership quality" of Rex Tillerson, I did not like him seeing his Secretary position as equal to POTUS. There can be only one POTUS at a time.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Considering what the Somalians are doing to Germany (and German women, in particular), I wouldn’t mind seeing Somalia razed to the ground, and rebuilt from the ground up…

      Sorry, but here in Germany they’ve caused us a world of hurt…

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    • cjzak says:

      PT said many times during his campaign he wanted to hire people who had their own opinions and would tell him what they thought. He wanted to hear differing views so he could make better decisions. He said he wouldn’t always like the opinions or agree with them but he wanted a diverse group of people around him to help him see the whole picture before he had to make the final decision on things.

      I don’t know why PT took this action, but he must have had his reasons. Just wish the information had been given straight to Sec. Tillerson, face to face, in private, before the public and media knew, not like it was given today. I think he deserved that respect for all his service to America, but I’m not the guy delivering the news so what do I know.

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  18. Tom S says:

    Trex was reported to be on tour in Africa last week and was taken ill. What’s that about ? Something ain’t kosher!

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  19. thetrain2016 says:

    Two issues that could lead to Tillerson’s departure and Pompeo’s takeover of the State Department.
    1. There’s a high possibility, the deal with Little Rocket Man will be a nukes for oil trade agreement. That gives direct control over N. Korea to the U.S, while Russia is out. Obviously oil man Tillerson doesn’t fit into a deal like that…
    2. Mike Pompeo had plenty of time to dig up enough information on State Department leftovers and their connections to foreign entities and the swamp, therefore a real house cleaning can begin.

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    • reverence1 says:

      I think Trex started the clean-up, but it takes somebody else to do it.
      Also after some shock (you know I am german, and life isn’t so easy being a german right now) I also thought: you might want to consider Pompeo to run in 2024 … especially after listening to the comments of President Trump on Mike Pompeo.

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      • soozword says:

        Given the CIA is a secretive agency it is too bad we non-elitists can’t find out what Pompeo did there to further the MAGA agenda (or what he did not do). Sort of a blank resume at that job which is hard to get excited over when looking at 2024 presidential prospects. Fortunately Pompeo’s work at State will be more visible.

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      • Wend says:

        You have my sympathies, rev.

        I lived in the Stuttgart area all of 1976 and have spent a lot of time in Munich and Berlin. I grieve for Germany. It was a wonderful place where I always felt comfortable, safe and at home. I still miss KaDeWe and shopping/hanging out on the Kudamm and Marienplatz.

        Thanks for the kind words. I saw Mike Pompeo on TV a month or so ago and was mighty impressed. And first at West Point! Wow!

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Yep. I’m getting stuck by Mutti and her “Energiewende” too. And I don’t even want to talk about the rotten “cabinet” (Kaligari’s, er, Coudenhove-Kalergi’s?) she’s assembled, er, her globalist masters have assembled for her. €0,30 per kWh is a bridge WAY to far, at least for my family.

        The only problem with Pompeo is we recently had an ex(?)-CIA President, and that didn’t work out too well. Seems the Bushies have been involved in the poppy-fields for far longer than most Americans realize – Prescott was involved in “dark trades” too…

        Having said that, I hear he’s a really good, bright guy. So here’s hoping it works out well.

        (I was just talking the other day to my wife saying how it will be interesting to see T-Rex SHRED Heiko Maas… sigh… Then again, Mike Pompeo is also a Wolverine…).

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  20. MK Wood says:

    It’s not any xxD chess. It is, however, the way Pres Trump does business. He hires people to do specific jobs. Once the job is finished or their usefulness is no longer there it is time to bring in new blood.

    And the wall needs congress OK. Pity so many are quick to blame Pres Trump. Shows a definite lack of intellectual thought.

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  21. Alligator Gar says:

    I’d give you 1,000 likes if possible, Nick. Well played. No, you are not a small man, as Kennedy snarked. You are a WOKE man. And Bucar–how the hell do you know how many decisions any one of us makes in one day?

    It is stomach turning to read how supposedly grown, free American men slobber and drool over this President, call him “Our Lion,” imply he is flawless, and want to kill those who disagree. Free men on the land, citizens who HIRE Presidents, don’t act like teenaged girls swooning over rock stars when the President is mentioned. It is UNMANLY.

    Color me disgusted.

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  22. G. Combs says:

    “…So I guess Tillerson wasn’t as “uniquely qualified” to clean house at State as he was billed to be?….”

    T-Rex tossed out 30% of the bureauRats so I think that was a very good start.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson might not have his job for much longer, but his tenure may well be regarded as the most consequential in postwar American history: not for what he built but for what he destroyed.

    In only ten months, Tillerson, the former C.E.O. of ExxonMobil, has presided over the near-dismantling of America’s diplomatic corps, chasing out hundreds of State Department employees and scaling back the country’s engagement with the world. Most alarming has been the departure of dozens of the foreign service’s most senior officials—men and women who had spent their careers living and working abroad, who speak several languages, and who are experts in their fields….

    he came into the job proposing to cut the State Department’s budget by a third, with plans to eliminate more than a thousand jobs and dramatically scale back the already measly sums America spends on refugees, democracy promotion, women’s rights, and the prevention of H.I.V. At the same time, the Trump Administration was proposing to dramatically increase spending on defense—by fifty-eight billion dollars, an amount that is larger than the State Department’s entire budget.

    Tillerson’s proposed cuts were so galling that even some Republicans—Senators John McCain and Bob Corker, for instance—publicly protested….
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-rex-tillerson-wrecked-the-state-department

    T-Rex acted as a ‘hired gun’ to clean out the deadwood in the state department.

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  23. MaineCoon says:

    Secretary of State Tillerson serves at the pleasure of the President.

    POTUS told us all we needed to know in the brief presser on the way to Marine1 – they disagreed on tariffs, Iran, Noko. Previous disagreement on Paris Accord and Embassey being moved to J’lem.

    This relationship wasn’t working for either one of them. Tillerson knew it as did POTUS. Hence, POTUS saying Tillerson would feel better now – meaning he’s freed of any conflicts.

    Both knew it was coming. Just a matter of time. They knew.

    POTUS can’t carry non-MAGA people. He will be the loser as will we. He is doing the heavy lifting for us Deplorables. I thank God he is capable of making and carrying out such decisions.

    This decision is best for POTUS and Tillerson. All will be fine.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Good point about they both knew it was coming. Unless someone’s really dense, they know when they’re on the bubble at work, be it on the bottom rung, or at or near the top. Those on the top have it doubly hard, as they are competent and competitive enough to have made it up there, and yet they face the same issues as the rest of us, i.e. differences on where the company/country/lemonade stand should go.

      I also think T-Rex did a great job for the parts that President Trump hired him; and, like many startups see, someone new was brought in to carry out other tasks.

      Another point is that the change at DOS will cross up a lot of people: VSGPDJT’s enemies, the YSM, NoKo and China (who will see this as a “this guy doesn’t take any BS” sort of move), Russia (of course), and the rest of the swamp. Sometimes change is needed to shake things up ELSEWHERE from where the change is made…

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  24. spren says:

    PDJT campaigned incessantly about getting us out of that hideous Iran deal and taking a hard stance towards them. Tillerson has consistently undercut Trump’s message and aims regarding Iran. Tillerson wanted to maintain the deal. I believe this is the key issue why he is now out. Trump keeps his promises, and if you work against him (and call him a moron in private) you shouldn’t be surprised when you are fired.

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  25. kinthenorthwest says:

    I will say I still back Trump, but I am getting confused by all the comings and goings of staff.
    Good thing we have God behind Trump & Sundance to keep us all informed. Thank you Sundance for all your hard work.

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    • mimbler says:

      IMO, he reached out to the centrists of both parties for many of his choices to try and reunite the nation.

      And as happens in the lyrics he recites so often (the snake), they revealed their nature. In many cases, he did not get they loyalty he expected, so he is making adjustments.

      Just my perception, from outside, looking in.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        I do wonder…Omarosa was a big disappointment.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        I agree–P45 came in without a ready made staff—having never been a politician. He tried working with key GOP—many leaks, and weeding out needed. he accomplished MUCH while listening to, and disregarding opinions of globalists, and assessing competent people more aligned with his MAGA goals. It is natural we will continue to see weeding out.

        It is NOT chaos. It is REASONED staff choices. I trust POTUS. He is the one I elected.

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  26. andi lee says:

    I missed the news, “newly installed government in Iraq.”

    Thank you, Secretary Tillerson, for giving us your best in service for the American people. This Texan is forever grateful. Good luck & good fortune ahead, Sir.

    Godspeed!

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  27. I don’t see what the fuss is about. Trump is now getting to know who he can work with and who he can’t. It is his Prerogative (yes, that is how you spell it) to hire and fire people. I’m sure there will be many more changes throughout the years, as he sees who he likes and who he doesn’t. So what? He was lied to and manipulated in the beginning, which caused him to hire many people who he shouldn’t have. He is wise to all that now. And he knows he will get his second term, so he is feeling a bit bolder. Let it be. It will be fine.

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  28. andi lee says:

    Something happened somewhere, not being reported on.

    What’s this about? Iran?

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  29. ediegrey says:

    Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, Stephen Hadley and James Baker, all of whom have business dealings with the oil giant, played a crucial role in convincing Trump’s team to select Tillerson to become America’s top diplomat.” https://www.cnn.com/2016/12/13/politics/rex-tillerson-robert-gates-condoleezza-rice/index.html

    I am not sad to see T-Rex go.

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  30. Honest Abbey says:

    Something seems a little shady here.

    I’ve never heard of anyone who got fired but still remained working for another 18 days.

    This decision must have been mutual, for that reason alone.

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  31. Johnathan Phillips Rogers says:

    So do I. I’ll take Russia over EU and CH all day long.

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  32. andi lee says:

    Heather’s promotion … wow!

    Congratulations, Heather Neuert!

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  33. Chuck says:

    I’ll miss the guy.

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  34. Janeka says:

    Didn’t someone leak info back in December that Tillerson was leaving in March..? I may be wrong but I don’t think he was “fired” I believe this was a preplanned escape.. Tillerson has already stated he serves at the pleasure of POTUS.. Neither Tillerson nor P Trump gives a rats arse about the press spin therefore they couldn’t care less about the presumptions.. I have no reason to believe the intent was for him to stay for the full term in the first place.. Tillerson as a history of creating lean meat operations, he has cut 30% of the rancid political fat from the state pork department barn.. This mission was accomplished in December.. It makes sense he wants to go home, he has an active family life and a full plate of hobbies.. As for Tillerson and Trump butting heads..? Highly unlikely, Tillerson would never work for anyone he did not like and he certainly would not sale an agenda he does not fully support.. He’s just not that kind of a guy.. I believe this is much ado about nothing..

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Or another GBSO (Great Big Shiny Object) to keep the YSM, the DEMONcRATs, the RINOs, and the naysayers busy for a whilte…

      The YSM have been yammering almost weekly that T-Rex was either leaving, going to be fired, or both. What are they going to do now???

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Complain about Gina “Cruella De Vil” Haspel the CIA Dr. nominee. You know she has her thug torturers all lined up filling up their buckets with water. Wolfie calls her the Gitmo Warden. Hope its ok to use your saying!

        Actually I saw a YouTube video from CBS praising Gina for moving up through the ranks (33yrs) and being respected and liked by the field agents. No nonsense, kick down the doors kinda gal (my word).

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  35. Peoria Jones says:

    I have to admit, it was rather unsettling to see a man of T-Rex’s years and dignity in the position he found himself today. He seemed rattled/shaken/sad – maybe even physically unwell?

    We all owe a debt of gratitude to this man for his sacrifice to our service. Godspeed, Secretary Tillerson!

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      I agree. I felt sad for him…

      He did a great job too. I wish it had been handled a little better, but in the end, I trust President Trump and his decisions. Pompeo will be an excellent replacement.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        We don’t know how it was handled.

        The bleatings of the YSM (presstitutes) are no source worth considering. And I don’t doubt for a second that President Trump spoke to T-Rex about this. Probably more than once, if they did not see eye-to-eye.

        That’s how the business world works.

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        • CountryClassVulgarian says:

          I totally agree. The very fake news, hysterical, TBGADS infected enemedia is once again lying and passing propaganda on how he was fired. The President did not fire TRex via tweet. He announced the firing via a tweet. The fools are so blind with hatred and hypocrisy they can’t see the difference.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        Yes, sad. Agree completely.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      It was tough for me to watch the above clip. T-Rex seemed to be very broken to the point of illness. I thought he was struggling to breathe normally. I felt very sorry for him. It made me think he thought he had been blindsided. I too thank him for his service. I do believe President Trump has good reasons for this change in Secretary of State.

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      • Agree, he seemed a bit off. But these guys and gals all swim in the deep end of the pool. When you’re dealing with heads of international companies, multi billionaires, and heads of state crap like this happens. In fact, in some places being terminated takes on a different meaning altogether.

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        • justfactsplz says:

          I am sure that is true up there in the top of the corporate and international world. I never thought of being fired as a positive thing before.

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  36. StuckInBlue says:

    For introducing a new administration to the world, it’s gonna be extremely tough for any SoS to be better than Rex Tillerson. The man kept long hours, spent an insane number of hours traveling from country to country, yet still was knowledgeable, polished, professional and deliberate, exerting a calming influence on the leaders he met with. Plus, he managed to trim the 7th Floor personnel at the State Dept in a classic maneuver they never saw coming.
    We are better for his service.

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    • Dorothy Marcum says:

      That being said .. he was being paid AND it seems he was going behind the POTUS back and working with those to undo the POTUS dealings

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    • cjzak says:

      Agree completely. It appears the differences began to be too much and the parting of ways was coming. It just was a shame it happened like it seems to have happened from the look on the good man’s face. He did seem blindsided a bit and that is a shame after his solid service to America. I was rattled too when I heard about it and then learned he was fired and had not resigned on his own as I first thought of when I heard the first rumors this morning. Very sad.

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  37. covfefe999 says:

    Is it possible that Tillerson is having some sort of personal crisis and he doesn’t want it to be revealed? And to save face it’s actually preferable to be let go than to explain the departure? I’m remembering that a few days ago he missed some meetings in Nairobi or somewhere, they had to be cancelled.

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    • singingsoul says:

      I wonder if this letting Tillerson go has something to do with Mueller’s direction change in investigation ? This is a wild guess.

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  38. distracted2 says:

    I think it’s important to note that this is not unprecedented. Reagan and GW Bush both parted ways with their first Secretaries of State, both of which served for the remainder of their respective president’s term. Of all of the cabinet appointments, this one must be a right fit. Obviously, it wasn’t.

    Tillerson is a fine man and I wish him well.

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