Donald Trump on Rex Tillerson

Donald Trump on His Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

THEN
NOW


2016 - 2017
2018

Donald Trump on Rex Tillerson Then
Donald Trump on Rex Tillerson Now


#Trump 12/11/16: "Rex Tillerson…is a world class player and dealmaker." » #Trump 12/7/18: "Tillerson didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough." Click To Tweet

Donald Trump on His Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

THEN

2016 - 2017

Donald Trump on Rex Tillerson Then
“Whether I choose him or not for “State”- Rex Tillerson, the Chairman & CEO of ExxonMobil, is a world class player and dealmaker. Stay tuned!”

“I have chosen one of the truly great business leaders of the world, Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, to be Secretary of State.”

“The thing I like best about Rex Tillerson is that he has vast experience at dealing successfully with all types of foreign governments.”

“Congratulations to Rex Tillerson on being sworn in as our new Secretary of State. He will be a star!”

“I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man. Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!”

“The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon – FAKE NEWS! He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!”

NOW

July 2018

Donald Trump on Rex Tillerson Now
“We were not really thinking the same. Really, it was a different mind-set, a different thinking.”
March 13, 2018 -

Trump explains to reporters why he fired Tillerson.

New York Times, March 13, 2018
Trump Fires Rex Tillerson and Will Replace Him With C.I.A. Chief Pompeo

(retrieved 2/1/19)
“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!”


#DonaldTrump 12/13/16: "I have chosen one of the truly great business leaders of the world, Rex Tillerson…to be Secretary of State." » #Trump 12/7/18: "Rex Tillerson…was dumb as a rock and…lazy as hell." Click To Tweet