Tillerson critiques Trump, who responds with tweets
President Donald Trump responded to criticism from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Friday by calling Tillerson “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.”
During a rare public appearance in Houston on Thursday evening, Tillerson discussed his tenure working for Trump. He called the president “undisciplined” and said the president “doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things.”
The president tweeted Friday that Tillerson “didn’t have the mental capacity needed for the job” and lavished praise on Tillerson’s replacement, Mike Pompeo.