President Trump was not pleased with the job Rex Tillerson was doing as secretary of state, similar to Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
That’s why both men are now gone.
In a recent interview, Rex went after Trump pretty hard…
The former ExxonMobil CEO appeared at a fundraiser in Houston on Thursday evening where he sat for a conversation with CBS reporter Bob Schieffer and outlined how Trump had a “starkly different” style from Tillerson, who said the two also did not share a “common value system.”
Tillerson: “He acts on his instincts and some respects that looks like impulsiveness. But it’s not intent to act on impulse. I think he’s trying to act on his instincts.“
“It was challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented ExxonMobil Corporation to go to work for a man who is pretty undisciplined, doesn’t — doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t — doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things but rather just kind of says, look, this is what I believe and you can try to convince me otherwise, but most of the time you’re not going to do that.“
“When the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want to do, and here’s how I want to do it,’ and I’d have to say to him, ‘Well, Mr. President, I understand what you want to do but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law, it violates the treaty, you know.’“
“I didn’t know how to conduct my affairs with him any other way than in a very straightforward fashion. And I think he grew tired of me being the guy every day that told him, ‘You can’t do that, and let’s talk about what we can do.’“
Rex also said Trump won in 2016 because voters were “disengaged” on important issues.
“I will be honest with you, it troubles me that the American people seem to want to know so little about issues that they are satisfied with a 128 characters. I don’t want that to come across as a criticism of him. It’s really a concern that I have about us as Americans and us as a society and us as citizens.”
As you’d expect, Trump fired back at “lazy” and “dumb as a rock” Tillerson – really hard!
Speaking of Sessions, former AG William Barr is expected to become AG once again.
He served as head of the DOJ under President George H.W. Bush.
Barr is reportedly Trump’s top choice.
Former Attorney General William Barr is President Trump’s top prospect to be nominated as attorney general, multiple people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post.
Barr, 68, led the Justice Department from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush and has the support of several White House officials, including a number of senior lawyers in the White House Counsel’s Office, according to the Post.
The attorney general-elect of New York is no fan of President Trump.
Letitia James is the first African-American elected Attorney General of New York state.
She was caught on video cursing out and threatening the commander-in-chief.
Reporter: “What would you say to people who say, ‘Oh, I’m not going to bother to register to vote because my voice doesn’t make a difference.” Or, “I’m just one person.”
Letitia James: “I say one name. Donald Trump. That should motivate you. Get off your ass and vote.”
Reporter: “Will you sue him for us?”
Letitia James: “Oh, we’re definitely going to sue him. We’re going to be a real pain in the ass. He’s going to know my name personally.”
First listen to this profanity language
Now imagine a conservative would've said this and Obama is President
She is the newly elected Attorney General of New York pic.twitter.com/Gmk7JwEiyk
— Joel Fischer 🇺🇸 (@realJoelFischer) November 10, 2018
Sessions submitted his resignation as attorney general the day after the midterm elections.
It was a long time coming.
Rumored candidates, aside from Barr, included…
President Donald Trump may tap former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CNN reports.
When [Fox News host Laura] Ingraham brought up Christie, diGenova said he “would be fine. He’s experienced, he’s smart, he’s intelligent. He would have the full confidence of the president of the United States, which is to me, what was missing from the relationship with Jeff Sessions. The president is entitled to have a full-time attorney general and Christie could fulfill that role very nicely.”
A woman who was considered for AG is a former colleague of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
From Fox News:
President Trump is considering a retired federal appeals court judge who also served on the California Supreme Court as the next U.S. attorney general following the Wednesday resignation of Jeff Sessions, according to reports.
Janice Rogers Brown, who is African-American and well-liked in conservative circles, served alongside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and spoke to the White House about the job in recent weeks, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Democrats would have had a field day if Trump chose Brown.
They’d have found a way to make it a big issue.