Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ta-Ta For The Tillerson

(Re: Post title — that’s the best I could do on short notice and “REXIT” was already taken by TPM.  Apologies to Cat Stevens.)

Via NBC:

Trump asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to step aside, the White House confirmed Tuesday, replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

In a tweet, Trump thanked Tillerson for his service and said Pompeo “will do a fantastic job.”

It really doesn’t matter who Trump puts in there; he/she/it will be a figurehead.  Trump is in charge of everything; presumably Mr. Tillerson didn’t fully grasp that.

One bark on “Ta-Ta For The Tillerson

  1. Rex was Putin’s choice. He nixed Romney as being too hostile to Russia whereas Tillerson was an old hand at doing business with the oil barons in Russia, a familiar face. I don’t know if the Pompeo choice has passed muster in Moscow (is that a song title?), but you can assume he’s not anti-Russia, our new friend.