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Opinion The big lesson of the Tillerson firing

18:40  14 march  2018
18:40  14 march  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Tillerson urges 'kindness' in farewell remarks at State

  Tillerson urges 'kindness' in farewell remarks at State Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday praised the work of the agency's employees and urged kindness in the face of what he called "a very mean-spirited town." Speaking to department personnel in what are likely to be his last remarks as the nation's chief diplomat, Tillerson emphasized values of respect and dignity, and called for employees to perform "one act of kindness" each day. "This can Speaking to department personnel in what are likely to be his last remarks as the nation's chief diplomat, Tillerson emphasized values of respect and dignity, and called for employees to perform "one act of kindness" each day.

Whatever the cause, the manner of Tillerson ’s firing was mean, petty, and weak – in other words, vintage Donald Trump. White House officials told the Washington Post that President Trump had asked Tillerson to step aside last Friday.

Whatever the cause, the manner of Tillerson ’s firing was mean, petty, and weak – in other words, vintage Donald Trump. White House officials told the Washington Post that President Trump had asked Tillerson to step aside last Friday.

Rex Tillerson, Donald J. Trump are posing for a picture © Provided by Fox News

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What surprised Washington foreign policy and political gurus was not Rex Tillerson’s dismissal as secretary of state, which had been rumored for months, but how it was done. President Trump fired his secretary of state in a tweet. It was the Washington equivalent of breaking up with your romantic partner with a Post-it.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” the president tweeted at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday. “He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!”

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  Gulf Arabs relish Tillerson firing; Iran weighs nuclear deal Reactions in the Middle East to the firing of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reflect the volatile divide between Iran, where many fear his departure heralds the demise of the 2015 nuclear deal, and Gulf Arab nations hoping for a more hawkish U.S. stance toward Tehran and Qatar.Iran's daily Javad newspaper, believed to be close to the hard-line Revolutionary Guard, said Wednesday that replacing Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo signaled the end of the nuclear deal.

US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. The Department of State said Mr Tillerson had not spoken to the president and was "unaware of the reason" for his firing .

The White House’s account of the Tillerson firing collapsed within minutes. Senior administration officials told outlets including The Washington Post and CNN that Tillerson had been told he would be dismissed on Friday, March 9.

The dismissal stunned Washington. It shouldn’t have. It was obvious that President Trump and Rex Tillerson had different foreign policy views and that the president, understandably, wanted a chief foreign policy adviser like Mike Pompeo, who more closely shares his world view.

The nadir of their relationship apparently came last October, when Tillerson reportedly called his boss a “f------ moron” in private, after the president told national security officials he wanted to dramatically expand America’s nuclear arsenal. One senior White House official said that President Trump, accustomed to flattery and delighted by kowtowing, never forgot the insult.

Whatever the cause, the manner of Tillerson’s firing was mean, petty, and weak – in other words, vintage Donald Trump.

Trump ordered Tillerson to eat salad during dinner in China: report

  Trump ordered Tillerson to eat salad during dinner in China: report President Trump ordered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to eat a salad served to U.S. diplomats during a trip to China last year, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.The Chinese leaders had reportedly included Caesar salad on the menu for a dinner wi th Trump, Tillerson and other top U.S. officials in November. The event was held in China's Great Hall of the People during Trump's tour of Asia.Trump grew worried that the Chinese officials might be offended if the U.S. leaders didn't eat the salad, the Journal reported."Rex, eat the salad," Trump told his top diplomat, according to the newspaper.

Their Final Disagreement: How Trump Fired Tillerson . Kelly didn’t tell Tillerson what the tweet might say or when it might actually publish.” In public remarks Tuesday, Trump said he’d been considering replacing Tillerson for some time, but made the final decision recently, and “by myself.”

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White House officials told the Washington Post that President Trump had asked Tillerson to step aside last Friday. But Steve Goldstein, the State Department under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, said that his boss had not spoken to the president about the decision in advance and was unaware of the reason for his dismissal. The White House then fired Goldstein.

The Wall Street Journal’s version of the chaos-du-jour was that the White House called Tillerson at 2 a.m. local time in Africa and told him to come home a day early, without telling him that he was being dismissed. The Journal said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly “repeatedly urged Mr. Tillerson to resign, but Mr. Tillerson refused, saying he wanted to hear it from president, said a senior administration official.”

Tillerson learned of his firing from Tuesday morning’s tweet, the Journal reported.

Tillerson fails to thank Trump after firing

  Tillerson fails to thank Trump after firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked the American people, his State Department staff and the nation's extensive network of diplomats in his farewell statement on Tuesday. One person he did not thank: President Donald Trump, the man who nominated him for the job but abruptly told the world of his ouster in a tweet on Tuesday morning.The only mention of Trump came at the top of the statement when Tillerson mentioned that the President had called him at "a little after noontime from Air Force One" to talk about his ouster.

Trump fires Tillerson , taps Pompeo as next secretary of state. By Nicole Gaouette, Kaitlan Collins and Dan Merica, CNN. Two people familiar with the matter say the North Korea issue was the single biggest factor in the ousting of Tillerson .

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In truth, few tears were shed in Washington over Tillerson’s dismissal. Talking to reporters, President Trump said that he and his secretary of state “disagreed on too many issues to work well together.”

“We were not really thinking the same,” the president said. “Really, it was a different mindset, a different thinking.”

President Trump, for instance, thinks the Iran nuclear agreement is “terrible,” the “worst deal ever.” Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis lobbied hard to prevent their boss from trashing it. Tillerson wanted to work with allies on climate change. President Trump did not. But no area of disagreement was more profound than their dispute over how to handle Russia.

While Tillerson – ExxonMobil’s former CEO – came to office a little over a year ago eager to work with his old negotiating partner, Russian President Vladimir Putin, he gradually became convinced that Putin had little interest in working with America.

For example, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Monday that it was “highly likely” that the Kremlin was responsible for attacking a former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, with a Novichok nerve agent. The White House supported Britain but did not echo May’s attribution for the attack.

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  Tillerson says several steps needed for U.S. talks with North Korea Several steps will be necessary to agree the location and scope of talks between the United States and North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday. Tillerson has been involved in discussions within the U.S. administration on a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un."There will be several steps necessary to agree on location, agree on the scope of those discussions. It's very early stages. We've not heard anything directly back from North Korea but we expect to hear something directly from them," he said during a visit to Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

Rex Tillerson found out he was fired as secretary of State from President Donald Trump's tweet. "The Secretary had every intention of remaining because of the tangible progress made on critical national security issues," the press office said.

It appears that Tillerson found out he was out of a job when Trump tweeted out the news. Trump's tweet hit the web at 8:44 a.m., just as the first news reports about the firing were published. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State.

Later that day, Tillerson, by contrast, insisted that Skripal’s poisoning “clearly came from Russia” and would “certainly trigger a response.” Given this timeline, his firing seems an exceptional coincidence.

Social media and journalists drew the inevitable conclusion. “Rex Tillerson Gets Fired the Day After He Criticized Russia,” a New Yorker headline screamed, perhaps confusing coincidence with causation.

“Good on him” for backing Britain and explicitly blaming Russia for the attack, John McLaughlin, the former deputy CIA director told reporters.

Yet while praising what he called Tillerson’s “sensible views,” even McLaughlin said he was puzzled by Tillerson’s failure to adequately staff the State Department and understand that to engage effectively in Washington bureaucratic battle he would need a professional, highly motivated staff. Tillerson’s draconian budget cuts and failure to appoint people to key posts severely wounded him, McLaughlin said.

Tillerson attacked Russia in his farewell statement at the State Department. “Much work remains to respond to the troubling behavior and actions on the part of the Russian government,” he said.

Then the fired secretary of state thanked his staff and his colleagues. But he was silent on the man who will soon no longer be his boss – the president of the United States.

U.S.'s Tillerson 'not feeling well', cancels activities in Kenya .
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceled scheduled events on Saturday on the second day of a visit to Kenya because "he is not feeling well", a State Department spokesman said. Load Error "The secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea and has canceled his events for the day," spokesman Steve Goldstein told reporters traveling with Tillerson.

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