Now look, on one hand, Rex Tillerson undoubtedly knew his days in the Trump administration were numbered. I mean, the “fucking moron” story pretty much sealed the deal on that last year.
Additionally, he’s dead weight – and not in that Wilbur Ross kind of way where he might actually be dead. But rather in that way where Rex didn’t really have a job in the first place. He just kind of showed up at random places around the world and mumbled some shit, reflecting the fact that he had absolutely no idea what he was “supposed” to say.
And let’s not forget this infamous video:
Right. But when “rumors” that Trump was thinking about replacing Rex with Pompeo proved to be premature late in November, it looked like maybe Tillerson might get to stay on – if for no other reason than Trump forgot he existed what with all the more “pressing” staff matters at hand.
Alas, it was not to be. The New York Times‘ initial reporting was eventually borne out, and just in time for the North Korea meeting.
Well according to the State Department – who you’d think would know – Tillerson had no idea this was coming on Monday.
In fact, according to CBS, he learned about it the same way we all learn what’s going on underneath that rusty Brillo Pad the President wears on top of his head: via Twitter.
- TILLERSON IS SAID TO HAVE LEARNED OF MOVE VIA TWITTER: CBS
Two sources tell me that Secretary of State Tillerson learned of his dismissal when the public did – via tweet. NOTABLE: @POTUS mentions Iran as a point of difference with Rex during impromptu remarks at WH.
— Margaret Brennan (@margbrennan) March 13, 2018
Other fun headlines from State include the following:
- TILLERSON PLANNED TO STAY DUE TO NAT SEC PROGRESS: STATE
- AIDE SAID TO SAY TILLERSON WANTED TO STAY IN JOB, AP REPORTS
- TILLERSON HAD `NO IDEA THAT THIS WAS OCCURING’: STATE OFFICIAL
Folks, you can just give up on this administration if you haven’t already. This is a complete shitshow.
Only not according to Trump, who swears he’s thiiiiis close to having the cabinet he wants…
President Trump: I'm close to having the Cabinet that I want pic.twitter.com/RSgnUyJn3T
— Axios (@axios) March 13, 2018
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 13, 2018