Donald Trump furiously responded to Rex Tillerson’s claims that he’s ‘pretty undisciplined’ by calling him ‘dumb & lazy’! Read his petulant tweet here!
Another day, another former member of Donald Trump‘s staff that the president has publicly insulted. Taking to his favorite bully pulpit, Trump laid into his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who labeled the president as “pretty undisciplined,” by calling him dumb and lazy. Yes, we know, Donald Trump, someone who took a stretch limo to travel 250 yards across the street from the White House, is calling someone else lazy — and that someone else served as CEO for ExxonMobil for a decade! “Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him,” Trump tweeted. “His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!”
This comes in direct response to Tillerson’s comments about Trump’s demand that he carry out actions that would potentially violate the law. “So often, the president would say here’s what I want to do and here’s how I want to do it — and I would have to say to him, ‘Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law. It violates a treaty.’ You know, he got really frustrated.” Tillerson told CBS contributor Bob Schieffer at a fundraiser for the MD Anderson Cancer Center, according to the Houston Chronicle. “I think he grew tired of me being the guy every day that told him, ‘You can’t do that, and let’s talk about what we can do,'” he added. “It’s challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented ExxonMobil Corporation… to go to work for a man who is pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things. But rather just kind of says, ‘Look, this is what I believe and you can try to convince me otherwise,’ but most of the time you’re not going to do that.”
Of course, Twitter had some thoughts about Trump’s statement. We’ll keep you posted on how this feud progresses. One Twitter user, @Krassenstein, wrote, “Let me clarify here… The President, who has ‘Executive Time’ from 6am till 11am each morning so that he can watch TV and Tweet, is calling Rex Tillerson ‘lazy’?” @Jdawsey1 tweeted, “Trump, accused of not reading, not being interested in the details and not understanding the laws by his former secretary of state, fires back. But Rex Tillerson, by all accounts, was not dumb or lazy.”
We’ll keep you posted as this feud develops. In the meantime, check out all of Trump’s most ridiculous presidential photos in our gallery above.