US Prez calls Tiller­son ‘dumb as a rock, lazy’

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - W RLD - —Reuters

Washington: US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Fri­day called for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell” a day af­ter the for­mer diplo­mat 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!” Trump wrote on Twit­ter.

Trump fired Tiller­son in March af­ter a se­ries of pub­lic rifts over North Korea, Rus­sia and Iran pol­icy, dis­miss­ing the for­mer Exxon Mo­bil Corp <XOM.N> chief ex­ec­u­tive in a tweet. In ad­di­tion to pol­icy dis­putes, re­la­tions were strained by re­ports that Tiller­son pri­vately called Trump a “mo­ron.”

In an in­ter­view with CBS News political con­trib­u­tor Bob Schi­ef­fer on Thurs­day, Tiller­son de­scribed Trump as “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.”

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