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

22:05  13 march  2018
22:05  13 march  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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The Chinese leaders had reportedly included Caesar salad on the menu for a dinner with 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.

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 with Trump , Tillerson and other top U.S

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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 with 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.

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The Hill — 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 with Trump , Tillerson and

Mr. Trump , in the midst of a five-country tour of Asia, grew concerned the untouched greens would offend the Chinese , according to people familiar Since Tillerson , the former chief of ExxonMobile, probably hadn't been ordered to eat a salad since he was playing little league, he opted to act like a

Tillerson reportedly laughed off the president's comment.

The Journal cited the incident as an example of the sometimes tense relationship between Trump and Tillerson.

Trump ousted Tillerson as secretary of State in a tweet Tuesday morning, replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein said that Tillerson did not talk to Trump ahead of his dismissal and that Tillerson was "unaware" of why he was fired, contradicting the White House's account of the firing.

The White House fired Goldstein later Tuesday.

Tillerson said Tuesday afternoon that his last day at the State Department would be March 31, and that he was delegating his duties to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at the end of Tuesday.

The outgoing top diplomat thanked State Department staffers in his remarks, but did not thank Trump.

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.

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