Please take note. Rex Tillerson attacked Trump first in an interview with Bob Schieffer. Tillerson claimed Trump doesn’t read, is undisciplined, and often has a plan to do things in a way that Tillerson had to tell him was illegal. Tillerson claimed it was difficult working with Trump because he, Tillerson, came from a disciplined environment where things have to be done according to accepted tried and true standards.
One of the big reasons Trump supporters love him is that when attacked, he fights back. Good and hard. Conservatives are sick of GOP politicians who won’t fight back and allow falsehoods to become true in the minds of the public if they don’t hear the other side. Trump gives it to them. He understands this universal truth — lies fly while the truth comes limping behind.
I think Tillerson is a stuffy highly opinionated old guy who can’t learn new things and just couldn’t keep up Trump either physically or intellectually. Trump is surrounded by excellent lawyers (Finally!). He doesn’t need Tillerson to tell him what the law is. He knows what result he wants and he wants people who can help him get the job done. Trump is a lot like J.P. Morgan who famously said, “Well, I don’t know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do.”
Morgan was a visionary who left a legacy unyielding hard work, experimentation, and smart risk analysing. Despite all odds, he managed to revolutionize not only the global banking industry, but also ushered in a new, modern era of American business. Like Morgan, Trump is also a visionary and he has little patience for stuck-in-the-mud guys like Tillerson who seem to have very little vision for a better future.
Tillerson doesn’t even have the common sense curtesy of thanking Trump for allowing him to top off a career in business with a stint as United States Secretary of the Treasury. Many others pine for such an opportunity. Tillerson could’ve made his place in history. He blew it.
“Dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.” Well said, Mr. President. I like a man who says what he means.