That Didn’t Take Long: Trump Blasts ‘Dumb As A Rock’ And ‘Lazy As Hell’ Rex Tillerson

That Didn’t Take Long: Trump Blasts ‘Dumb As A Rock’ And ‘Lazy As Hell’ Rex Tillerson

Well, that didn’t take long.

Hours after CBS News released excerpts of an interview between CBS News’ Bob Schieffer and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that included some very candid observations about President Donald Trump, the president took to his favorite form of communication — rage-tweeting — to lash out at his one-time top diplomat.

“Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him,” Trump tweeted. “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!”

In the rare public interview in Houston, Tillerson said it was challenging to “work for a man who is pretty 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 just kind of says, ‘This is what I believe.’”

He also noted that the president has a tendency to want to do illegal things, causing Tillerson to tell him “I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.