Outgoing US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not speak to President Donald Trump before he was sacked on Tuesday and has not been given a reason for his ouster, a top aide said.
“The secretary did not speak to the president this morning and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and still believes strongly that public service is a noble calling and not to be regretted,” Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said.
Tillerson arrived back in Washington before dawn on Tuesday after a tour of African countries and a few hours later Trump announced abruptly on Twitter that he was to be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.
“We wish Secretary-Designate Pompeo well,” Goldstein — who is undersecretary of state for public affairs and public diplomacy — said, in a series of tweets from his official account.
“The secretary had every intention of remaining because of the tangible progress made on critical national security issues. He established and enjoyed relationships with his counterparts,” he said.
“The secretary will miss his colleagues at the Department of State and enjoyed working together with the Department of Defense in an uncommonly robust relationship,” he added, in a nod to Tillerson’s close working relationship with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who’s been staring disbelievingly at Donald Trump since the first day of his bungled presidency, finally called it quits today after months of internal wrangling with his boss.
It reads as follows:
Dear President Moron,
That’s right, you heard me correctly, President Moron. With a capital “M.”
And for the record, I didn’t say it just once, but more like a hundred times to anyone in Washington who would listen, because I swear to fucking God that I have never met anyone dumber than you.
Where do I begin to share my contempt for everything you and your extended family of goofball dimwits represents?
Oh, wait, I know, how about we start with your little ass-wipe of a son-in-law, Prince Dunderhead? I knew the second you threw that candy-ass, sniveling milksop into my State Department meetings that he couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if it had a hole in the toe and the directions printed on the heel. The nonsense that came out of that weasel’s mouth was about as welcome as an outhouse breeze and as useless as two buggies in a one-horse town.
Speaking of useless, let me waste a few sentences on that pretty Princess Paramour of yours. Please tell me what the hell that pocketful of pudding is doing in the White House? Trying to have a meaningful conversation with Ivanka is like trying to put socks on a barnyard hen. IMPOSSIBLE! I’d truly rather argue with a wooden Indian than listen to that vertical mashed potato’s fatuous chatter for one more minute.
And since absolutely everyone but you knows that Steve Bannon is still pulling at your puppet springs, let me briefly comment on that festering hog. This guy is such a lowlife he has to look up to see hell and so crooked that if he swallowed a nail he’d spit up a corkscrew. I have never had one conversation with that conniving dog where I didn’t walk away scratching fleas. If you were even one twig smarter than that barn swallow’s nest sitting on your head, you’d see that Old Stevie is playing you like a fiddler at a West Texas kicker dance.
I could go on, but I’m a polite fella and, besides, I’ve only got a minute before I have to catch the Exxon jet back to Houston where I’ll resume my $45-million-a- year job managing people who have no slack in their ropes and aren’t on a first name basis with the bottom of the deck.
Now, as I return to my preferred position as a titan of industry (a real one, not a bankrupt idiot businessman like you), I want to share some words of Texas wisdom from Mama Tillerson that helped me get through the past ten months every time I thought of your gargantuan stupidity: “Sometimes, Rex, you just have to close your eyes, take a deep breath, count to ten, remind yourself that you wouldn’t look good in prison stripes, and just smile at the dumb-ass and walk away.”
So, goodbye, you mind-boggling bozo.
Rex Tillerson, Former U.S. Secretary of State
P.S. Just a reminder, you lost the election by 3.5 million votes, which is roughly the populations of Houston and Dallas combined. Where I come from, that’s called a whupping!
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” Trump tweeted.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
President Muhammadu Buhari is now meeting with the United States, US, Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
The meeting between the president and Tillerson is holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Disclosing the meeting, Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, said the president returned from his visit to Benue State and is “now in a closed-door meeting” with Tillerson.
Ahmad, who shared a video of Buhari’s arrival at the villa in a tweet, wrote: “President @MBuhari is back in Abuja from Benue State, now in a closed-door meeting with United States’ Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson at the Presidential Villa.”
Recall that Tillerson was reported to have earlier cut short his first trip to Africa.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has in a bid to help US president Donald Trump out of his shocking words referring to African countries as Shit Hole Countries said that the U.S has built strong relationships with African Countries and is interested in having such ties with them in future
Recall that on Thursday, U.S. media reported that President Trump behind closed doors made a statement, in which he called Haiti and African states “shithole countries.”
“We have very positive relationship with African nations, we share a number of security issues.
“We share a number of economic development issues and I think those leaders know that the United States wants that relationship to continue to be strong,” Tillerson said at a news conference in Vancouver, answering a question on impact of Trump’s reported statement on Washington’s ties with Africa.
The diplomat expressed hope that the African nations also want to maintain the relationship with Washington.
The U.S. Government through its Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has congratulated Nigeria on the commemoration of the country’s 57th independence on Oct. 1, 2017.
Tillerson said: “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people as you celebrate your national independence on October 1. The United States and Nigeria have a strong and enduring partnership that benefits both our nations.
“The U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on our shared priorities of security, economic prosperity, and good governance; and is strengthened by innovation, trade, and optimism for the future.
“The United States also reaffirms its commitment to support efforts to help rebuild the lives of the millions affected by the violence, and to provide a better future for all Nigerians.
“We offer our best wishes to the people of Nigeria in your commemoration of the 57th anniversary of your independence.”