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How Trump feud with 'dumb as a rock' Tillerson erupted

Saturday - 08/12/2018 11:24
Donald Trump allows no bit of criticism to go unanswered, Exhibit Eleventy-Billion.
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On Thursday night, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a rare public appearance that he had to repeatedly tell Donald Trump that some of the things the president wanted to do were impossible because they were against the law or violated a treaty.

"I'd say here's what we can do," the former Exxon CEO said in a Houston speech. "We can go back to Congress and get this law changed. And if that's what you want to do, there's nothing wrong with that."

Mr Tillerson called the president "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, 'This is what I believe.'"

He also raised some concerns about the state of American political dialogue in the age of social media.

"I will be honest with you, it troubles me that the American people seem to want to know so little about issues, that they are satisfied with 128 characters," he said, adding that he didn't mean that to be a criticism of a president who frequently communicates via social media .

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