President Trump fires back at his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
The use of Twitter by President Trump to attack his political opponents and those who have previously served under him is well established at this stage of his presidency after incidents with a multitude of people. But this past week former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson caught some very harsh and insulting words from President Trump, seemingly stemming from an interview that Tillerson did in which he opened up on the chaotic and broken nature of how President Trump served amongst his cabinet.
In the interview Tillerson stated that he would have conversations with the President that went "So often, the President would say here's what I want to do and here's how I want to do it, and I would have to say to him, Mr President I understand what you want to do, but you can't do it that way. It violates the law." Tillerson further went on to say that Trump was "a man who's undisciplined, doesn't like to read, doesn't read briefing reports, doesn't like to get into the details of a lot of things but rather says 'this is what I believe.”
President Trump fired back saying that 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!”, In a tweet that so far has gotten 110 thousand retweets. The use of language in calling someone dumb and lazy is being criticised by many for not being Presidential. Many were also quick to point out the irony as President Trump appointed Tillerson as Secretary of State and spoke very highly of him upon his appointment.
Many also felt that this was crossing the line again of someone who is supposed to be seen as Presidential and above the level of insulting and attacking even those who have served under him. This is not an isolated incident, however, with many Democrat opponents and those involved in the many scandals that have rocked Trump, such as Stormy Daniels, having caught insulting and badly remarked tweets. President Trump uses Twitter to bypass what he calls the Fake News and biased agenda he faces from most mainstream press and news media, but instead of using it positively he instead uses it to insult and demean those who even dare to criticise him and his policies.