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Rex Tillerson Removed as Secretary of State…
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Posted By:earlybird, 3/13/2018 8:43:09 PM

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did an excellent job representing the professional and deliberate diplomatic approach of the U.S. and President Trump administration. (Snip) Having said that, as President Trump stated earlier today, there was also more than a tinge of disunity between the advocated views of Tillerson and the views of the Commander in Chief toward economic national security. At times the fractures between policy perspectives were visible. Over time those differences became more obvious. As Secretary of the DoS Rex Tillerson supported the Paris Climate Treaty; the President did not;


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/13/2018 8:45:58 PM     (No. 11571245)

Rather than being a slapdash media put-together, this is a well reasoned analysis of President Trump’s and Secretary Tillerson’s philosophies. They were bound to clash.

Unapologetic economic power is where the views of President Trump and Secretary Tillerson parted. T-Rex projected more of a humble and altruistic approach; almost seeming embarrassed at times to participate in discussions of economic conflict and confrontation. Indeed it often seemed awkward for Mr. Tillerson as he carries a less confrontational and more servant-minded constitution.

While he is not a pure ‘globalist’ per se’, Secretary Tillerson was less deliberate toward achieving territorial economic goals as a method to achieve geopolitical national security. On matters surrounding these issues, T-Rex was more Wall Street than Main Street; more traditionally republican than change-agent populist.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: banal_resentive, 3/13/2018 8:55:56 PM     (No. 11571253)

I may be in favor of most of Trump´s policies, but am under no illusion as to his coarseness. I think he has little "human-relations" skill in terms of organizational leadership. Were he my direct boss, the Secret Service would have to be present at any meeting to prevent black eyes. I say this as having survived working under a short Napoleon wannabe who I was capable of heaving through his 5th story office windows...and boy I was tempted!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 3/13/2018 9:14:47 PM     (No. 11571264)

When you sign on with and outfit, you ride for the brand - Rex didn’t ride for the brand.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/13/2018 9:27:36 PM     (No. 11571271)

What #3 said.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 3/13/2018 9:34:05 PM     (No. 11571273)

Agree that this is a very objective and fair analysis, both of Tillerson and of the core reason for the firing. He was a very intelligent and competent SOS in the mold of professional statesmen of earlier eras. The problem was he and the President disagreed on several vital issues. That couldn´t continue.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: harleynyc, 3/13/2018 9:42:49 PM     (No. 11571277)

If you still have your doubts about Trump then maybe you´re a fan of Jeff Flake or John Kasich.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 3/13/2018 10:24:45 PM     (No. 11571302)

Concur with #3 and #4. POTUS listens to pro and con discussion. Once the decision is made by POTUS, that is the program. Understanding the boss´s vision and mindset is key to success and position longevity.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: saryden, 3/13/2018 10:32:53 PM     (No. 11571304)

Just support Pres. Trump!.. he is a wise, generous, dedicated American. He sees what is and tells us the truth. He also has some excellent supporters in young Reps Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan. We can rejoice that there are such admirable patriots!! Tillerson was too much into his own career, like most politicians.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snakeoil, 3/13/2018 11:50:19 PM     (No. 11571349)

I hate this. It will set off another two confirmation hearings in the Senate providing every half wit demoncrap with a chance to grandstand. Even John McCain will join in with his Terrorist Rights campaign. We don´t need this. It will detract from PT´s accomplishments.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 3/14/2018 1:07:03 AM     (No. 11571379)

Tillerson, because of forcing the Boy Scouts to admit homosexuals was the Trump appointment who I disagreed with the most.

Now we find that he was in favor or the Iran disaster, was soft on illegal aliens, and supported the hamstringing of the USA with the horrifically bad Paris Accord.

Tillerson is a globalist, and a leftist to a significant extent and I am glad he is gone.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Caveman, 3/14/2018 1:18:30 AM     (No. 11571386)

#9 I could be wrong, but I believe that Pompeo does not have to be confirmed since he is already in a high Government position. Hence one reason for the choice.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/14/2018 2:07:35 AM     (No. 11571413)

He was a bad choice from the beginning, sorry. He was not on the same wavelength as Trump and in the end it didn’t work out. Michael Savage was melting down over his firing by Trump. Get over it already Dr Savage. If it ain’t working it ain’t working. With NoKo on the table and the Iran deal melting down its time to get a new Sec of State on the job. Plus TRex is a global warmest and Trump is not. Obviously things have to change. And they just did. For the good.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dvc, 3/14/2018 12:30:50 PM     (No. 11571857)

I believe that Pompeo will have to be confirmed by the Senate for his new job. The Dems will be rude, as usual.

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