Tillerson is out.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by juanm, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. stylinexpat macrumors 65816

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    Or President following new orders.. Sorry guys, but there has been a new change of plans. We don’t all seem to see eye to eye on everything so someone has to go. Remember in the beginning where Trump wanted everyone to swear loyalty to him?
     
  2. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    The State Department is now confirming that Tillerson learned he was fired from Trump's tweet. I don't care whether one supports Trump or not, we should all agree that one in Tillerson's position at least deserved to be let go with some dignity.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    Who’s orders would be served by placing the head of the CIA into the Secretary of State position? ;)
     
  4. nospleen macrumors 68020

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    Agree. He's made a habit of this and it's a really crappy thing to do.
     
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    No offense, but stability is in the eye of the beholder and if the beholder is a white man, things tend to appear far more stable than they really are.
     
  6. tgara, Mar 13, 2018
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    Actually that's not true. The White House apparently just fired Tillerson's State Department aide who leaked that erroneous reason to the media. The White House is saying Tillerson was informed of his firing last Friday.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...-after-giving-contradicting-account-of-ouster
     
  7. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

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    You crack me up.
     
  8. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    I'll believe the aide over the White House that constantly lies. The boy who cries wolf and all.
     
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    You'd almost think DJT is trying to set new lows for US Presidential behaviour… or trying desperately to get thrown out of his job.

    Firing your Secretary of State via a Tweet is really distasteful. I have a suspicion Trump can't "man up" (excuse the phrase) and do it face to face.
     
  10. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    Actually its the State Department that lies. All those Obama holdovers and all.
     
  11. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, yes we have conflicting reports:

    Rex Tillerson found out he was fired as secretary of State from President Donald Trump's tweet

    A State Department official who stated that Trump did not speak to Tillerson before firing has also been fired.

    We hit Trump enough, I just want to be sure we're reporting the truth here.
     
  12. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    That's a snappy comeback! I stand by what I said.
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Well, seems only two people know the truth of what occured.

    Problem is, Trump is such a low life it is easy to believe pretty much anything.
     
  14. nospleen macrumors 68020

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    None taken, but are we so polarized that my race is the first thing you see or the first thing you think that impacts my thoughts and opinions?

    Not that it matters, but yes, I am a white guy from Texas that is conservative. I'm also married to a Hispanic woman and have two beautiful children.

    I am not blinded by race and hope you and others can view people of all colors as individuals.
     
  15. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    This is one of the reasons comedians have such a hard time lampooning him, because they take something and exaggerate & twist it to the extreme to make it funny. The only problem is genuinely already at that level.
     
  16. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    When was the tweet? Both ABC and CBS were reporting that Tillerson was informed last Friday.
     
  17. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

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    Amen brother.
     
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    Good for you, but as a trans woman, I have a lot of **** to worry about. America isn't all peaches and cream when you're not a straight white man.
     
  19. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Nope. They are reporting that the White House claims that he was informed last Friday.
     
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    Trump ... draining the swamp... of his own appointees. He's got more work to do.
     
  21. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Not what I saw earlier this morning (6 am PST) ...
    CBS said WH
    ABC said SD

    Either way, he's out. No surprise.
     
  22. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Source?
     
  23. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Trump was saying nice things about Rex on the lawn before he left.
    I'm sure, privately, he said "Rex, I hope you can tell people that you didn't find out about this via a tweet. I'm saying nice things about you, Rex. I hope you'll say nice things about me."
     
  24. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Stop with the BS "source".
    I said I watched this morning ... as in local cable news channels. (CBS 2 News at 6:00, KTLA 5 Morning News at 6)
    Now, if you can figure a way I can source those, let me know. :rolleyes:
     
  25. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    In post 61, ericgtr linked the two conflicting reports.
     

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