Tiller­son says Trump ‘undis­ci­plined’; Pres­i­dent replies he’s ‘dumb as a rock’

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Washington, US - For­mer US sec­re­tary of state Rex Tiller­son said Don­ald Trump was ‘undis­ci­plined’ and re­peat­edly wanted to break the law - lead­ing the US pres­i­dent to re­spond harshly on Fri­day.

Tiller­son, who was fired in March, made no at­tempt to deny his poor re­la­tion­ship with Trump dur­ing a rare in­ter­view. Tiller­son told vet­eran jour­nal­ist Bob Schi­ef­fer of CBS News, “I’d have to say to him, ‘Well, Mr Pres­i­dent, I un­der­stand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way - it vi­o­lates the law, it vi­o­lates a treaty. I think he grew tired of me be­ing the guy ev­ery day that told him you can’t do that.”

Trump voiced anger hours later in a harsh tweet, say­ing that Tiller­son ‘didn’t have the men­tal ca­pac­ity needed’ to be the top US diplo­mat.

“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.

Rex Tiller­son

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