Tillerson dumb, lazy: Trump
US President Donald Trump has called his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell” a day after the former diplomat publicly said he had warned the President against doing things that would violate the law.
“Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. 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!” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.
Mr Trump fired Mr Tillerson on March 13 after a series of public rifts over North Korea, Russia and Iran policy, dismissing the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive in a tweet.
The latest abuse came after Mr Trump announced William Barr as his new attorney-general, a role that includes overseeing the investigation into Russian election meddling, and former Fox News presenter Heather Nauert as the US ambassador to the United Nations.