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Wednesday, October 4, 2017






Just now, @SRuhle: "My source didn't just say he called him a moron. He said he called him an f-ing moron."
Tillerson subsequently gave a press conference in which he did not deny the report but called it “petty nonsense.” And that might have been the end of it, save for a tweet Trump sent in October 2014:


Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post:

"Former ambassador Eric S. Edelman concurs. “The press appearance was the most humiliating, degrading performance by a secretary of state that I have seen in my lifetime. He was clearly ordered by the White House to go out and lavish slavish praise on the president.” He points out that “Trump’s comment that Tillerson has refuted the story and NBC owes an apology is evidence” that Tillerson was ordered by the White House to go out there. Edelman adds, 

“His statement was actually the quintessence of the non-denial denial.” One wonders why Tillerson is so desperate to hold onto his job, so oblivious to his own uselessness to the president. Trump not only humiliates Tillerson personally; he also signals in episodes like this that Tillerson is unimportant, without influence in his administration. 

Tillerson actually does his department, the administration and country harm by remaining in office, preventing someone with possibly more respect and stature from filling that spot. In short, if it was not essential for Tillerson to resign before this latest incident, it is now."

10 comments:

Ducky's here said...

Is it safe to say that only a moron would schedule a photo op in Puerto Rico and get filmed shooting rolls of paper towels to the attendees?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ducky, Not just "a moron," but according to many sources, Tillerson called him a "fking moron." No one respects the Liar-in-Chief. He's made a mockery of the presidency while acting like a third-rate carnival barker.

We can only stare in astonishment and horror at the train wreck of a presidency America cursed itself with last November.

Shaw Kenawe said...

From Digby: "...the volume of ridicule has increased since the political neophyte and peddler of steaks and wine and phony universities took office. No less than his secretary of state has now famously called him a moron, and famously refused to deny saying it. MSNBC coverage last night focused on whether Tillerson used "moron" or, as is rumored, "f*cking moron."

LL said...

One of the most important things that must be done and qu it to stamp out Illegal immigrantion.
It’s great that Illegal immigration from Mexico has been finely decreasing. The rise comes primarily from south of Mexico where the situation is worse. Obama's come one, come all pronouncement to get more illegal voters in the country made things worse.

A lot of Mexican agriculture is destroyed by the drug trade. You can buy lemons (for example) for the same price in Los Angeles as you can in Veracruz. I can go into depth about how all this works in the narco world, but suffice to say that the narcos have done more to damage small farmers in Mexico than NAFTA ever did. And the narcos don't care what happens to farmers.

Kevin Robbins said...

It's obvious that he would have called him an f'ing moron. No one gets mad enough to call someone a moron without including the adjective. It would be just wrong. Hadn't seen that Jen Rubin. Here's Dana Milbank from the other day. Really hope the big dog didn't see that.

possumlady said...

For a Democrat, Obama took a fairly tough stance, particularly early in his presidency, toward undocumented immigrants. In March 2014, Janet Murguía, president of the National Council on La Raza, a Latino advocacy group, called Obama “the deporter-in-chief.”

It was a criticism that activists leveled at Obama throughout his presidency. From 2009 to 2016, his administration oversaw the forcible removal of more than 3 million undocumented immigrants—most of whom were sent back to Mexico. Neither Bill Clinton, nor George W. Bush, Obama’s two predecessors, came close in reaching his tally over their two terms. -- Newsweek, April, 2017.


But don't let facts get in your way, LL. Not that this has anything to do with the post on Tillerson...

Ducky's here said...

So wonderful to be in Las Vegas yesterday and meet with people, from police to doctors to the victims themselves, who I will never forget!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2017

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Yup, f-ing moron.

Shaw Kenawe said...

trump: "So wonderful to be in Las Vegas yesterday and meet with people, from police to doctors to the victims themselves, who I will never forget!"

Complete idiocy from a f**king moron*. So wonderful to be in Las Vegas after the incomprehensible carnage and death? He really is mentally and morally deficient. I sometimes wonder if he's even a human being.

*"f**king moron" Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's description of #45.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Kevin, I've never seen anything like this. The people who work with DJT have such a low opinion of him. And we can understand why. Thanks for the MIlbank link.

possumlady, The "LL" troll is either a cut and paste by an impostor or it's someone who's been around the far right blogs for years. What is interesting is reading the far right blogs and noting that they're all trying to change the subject away from the disaster they voted for. They're talking about everything except the BLOTUS elephant who heads their party.

Shaw Kenawe said...



Former ambassador Eric S. Edelman : “The press appearance was the most humiliating, degrading performance by a secretary of state that I have seen in my lifetime. He [Tillerson] was clearly ordered by the White House to go out and lavish slavish praise on the president.”