Rex Tillerson, is out as Secretary of State, reportedly learning he had been dismissed from a tweet by President Trump, who said he had fired Tillerson, because, “We were not really thinking the same.” The President is moving over Mike Pompeo from CIA to be the new Secretary of State, presumably because he will be more agreeable.
Tillerson, committed an unforgivable sin, reportedly calling Donald Trump a “moron.” Some would say his only infraction was telling the truth. I was never a fan of Tillerson, or his big oil background, but in this Administration he was like a shining beacon of principled behavior and stability. One of a few individuals in Trump’s orbit who added a bit of credibility to an otherwise incredible and often times frightening situation. Recently, for example, speaking in Moon Township, PA, where a crowd of his supporters cheered him on, Trump belittled the Office of the President of the United States. Think about it.
With this president we should expect anything, and on a daily basis, as he seems to confuse dissent with disloyalty. It would appear that anyone who disagrees with DJT will be on the way out. With the Brits just announcing that the Russians appear to be responsible for a military-grade nerve agent attack on British soil that put a police officer in the hospital and a possible meeting with North Korea just weeks away, this continues to be a very dangerous political stew. With Tillerson gone, possibly even more dangerous than before.
It is at least, interesting, that one of Tillerson’s last acts at State, was blaming Russia for the nerve agent attack in the U.K. Something President Trump has thus far refused to do, as he refuses to say nearly anything derogatory about the dictatorship of Russian Godfather Vladimir Putin and his gang of oligarchs.
Republicans, showing themselves to be self-serving cowards, continue putting party before country, exhibiting little or no opposition to Donald J. Trump irrespective of his obvious distaste for democracy, love of autocracy and potentially dangerous action or inaction on any given issue. With Republican leadership acting in a fashion that brushes up against treason, the nation’s only hope appears to be a blue wave washing over the polls in November. Hopefully, DJT won’t have the country embroiled in another war before we’ve all been given an opportunity to register our disgust, fear and fatigue.