Not just the timing, but also the successor.
-Digital Economy Council
-Omarosa Manigault Newman
edit: added McEntee, Goldstein and Tillerson from the comments. It's exhausting keeping up with this.
*It’s been really another calm week at the White House. We finally have it running like a fine-tuned machine. It’s fine-tuned. It’s a beautiful piece of work.*
– Donald Trump, March 4 2018, Gridiron Dinner remarks
*A senior administration official said that President Trump asked Tillerson to step aside on Friday.*
*“POTUS thought it was the right time for the transition with the upcoming North Korea talks and various trade negotiations. POTUS asked Tillerson to step aside on Friday,” the source said.*
Interesting that Trump publicly stated that Tillerson was wasting his time trying to make peace with North Korea and now gets fired once talks have begun.
I am willing to bet hard cash that tillerson learned he was fired from Twitter.
Edit: I'd brag, but instead, I'll just say "ugh"
You know, I am reminded of an observation my girlfriend once made: Trump seems to think that firing someone makes them go away forever. Maybe this is true in business, but in politics, people tend to stick around. Some of them hold grudges. And some of those people you fired who hold grudges have info your opponents want.
Interesting to see how things pan out.
I can see what happens next.
* Peace talks with NK fail.
* Trump wants to attack NK.
* Mattis denies him.
* Trump fires Mattis.
* Joe Araipo becomes Secretary Of Defence.
>**"US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo."**
God help us all.
>Mr Tillerson was reported to be astonished at how little Mr Trump grasped the basics of foreign policy.
So it is with a great many other people. Between his "shithole countries" comment and his shit-posting on Twitter, it's clear the man doesn't know foreign policy from a hole in the wall.
If we survive this Administration I can't wait to read all the books written from people that left
*Robert Mueller slowly pulls out file marked "shit I have on Rex"*