Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke out publicly for the first time about his experience working for Trump and nothing he said was the least bit surprising. He said that Trump is undisciplined, that he doesn’t like to read or prepare, and that he asked him to do things he couldn’t legally do. All that’s missing is the DUH.
“So often, the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want you to do, and here’s how I want you to do it,’ ” Tillerson said at a fundraiser for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
“And I would have to say to him, ‘Mr. President, I understand what you want to do. But you can’t do it that way. It violates the law,’ ” he said…
“I’d say, ‘Here’s what we can do,’ ” Tillerson said. “ ‘We can go back to Congress and get this law changed. And if that’s what you want to do, there’s nothing wrong with that.’ I told him, ‘I’m ready to go up there and fight the fight, if that’s what you want to do.’ ”…Tillerson, who as secretary of state carved hours out of his daily schedule to read briefing papers, said Trump didn’t read and was undisciplined.
All of this is so bloody obvious that one would have to be delusional not to see it. Trump neither understands what being president requires, nor does he care what it requires. He spends his time watching Fox News and is so incurious and with such a small attention span that the CIA practically has to show him flash cards to keep his focus for even a few minutes. And he has no concept of the idea of limitations on his authority, having been smacked down time and again by the courts for overstepping his boundaries as president. He truly thinks being president means he can just bark out an order and it gets done.
Trump responded to this criticism with his usual childishness, calling Tillerson “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.” Such sweet irony. If you’re going to project that blatantly, you really should just have one eye in the middle of your forehead that shoots out a beam of light at a screen. But notice that he didn’t actually address the criticisms or deny them. He basically just blurted out “you’re a big poopyhead!” Par for the course for our toddler president.