Trump to Tillerson: You’re ‘dumb as a rock’
President Donald Trump denounced his former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, as “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell” Friday after the former Cabinet member said the president had regularly pushed him to take actions that were illegal.
Trump, who fired Tillerson with a Twitter post in March, fired back at him in the same social media channel after the former secretary gave a talk in Houston breaking his silence. In the talk, Tillerson said Trump was undisciplined, did not like to read and did not respect the limits of his office.
Tillerson said the president kept pressing for actions beyond his authority.
“Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him,” Trump wrote Friday afternoon, referring to the current secretary. “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!”