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Sunday, November 05, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was unsure whether his top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, would remain in his post for the rest of Trump's term in the White House and was "not happy" that some State Department staff were not supporting his agenda. In an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News late Thursday, Trump attacked the department under Secretary of State Tillerson and said he alone determines U.S. foreign policy. "The one that matters is me," Trump said. "I'm the only one that matters because, when it comes to it, that's what the policy is going to be." Asked if he planned to keep Tillerson on board for the rest of his term, Trump told Fox, "Well, we'll see. I don't know."

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The entire State Department is unsafe in the Trump administration.

Trump, a one dimensional diplomatic wrecking ball, has no concept of anything outside of himself.

America's best hope is that other world leaders will recognize a nut-case when they see one.

#1 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-11-05 01:36 AM | Reply

The most dangerous part of all this, with regard to our nation's future, is this behavior now forever sets a precedent for our future leaders.

#2 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-11-05 02:08 AM | Reply

I find it hard to imagine any future Democrat president would follow a Trump precedent since that would undoubtedly produce the same stigma of failure that sticks to Trump like his own shadow.

A GOP president, however, might think he's smarter than Trump and can do the same thing ~ only better.

In this respect, an Obama clone would be the ideal next elected president.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-11-05 02:36 AM | Reply

A GOP president, however, might think he's smarter than Trump and can do the same thing ~ only better.

#3 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

And how freaking easy would that be. They're all, most especially Pence, thinking that now.

#4 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-11-05 03:35 AM | Reply

Hell from now on what presidential candidate needs to disclose their taxes and financial interest?

"Trump didn't!"

#5 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-11-05 03:39 AM | Reply

MEMYSELF

Believe it or not, producing a tax return isn't mandatory of any president (or nominee). It's been routine in the past because a normal person wants America to have the trust and confidence in him/her that he needs to make decisions that sometimes they don't always understand. America had confidence that Obama was a trustworthy broker even when they didn't fully understand all the whys and wherefores. It's extremely important that America believes that their President isn't a crook. The tax returns aren't definitive proof but they are at least a beginning of whether or not we can trust the person we're voting for.

Trump, OTOH, had another agenda and he didn't really give a damn. Not releasing his tax returns, mandatory or not, just solidified what we suspected from the beginning. And now we're being proven right. I think that one of the things that we're hoping comes out of the Mueller investigation is that we'll (maybe) get to see Trump's tax returns and thereby be officially vindicated for our distrust.

It goes without saying that there are some people (Trump's base) who, just like him, don't give a damn either ~ just like him. And that's abnormal all by itself.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-11-05 05:36 AM | Reply

Sorry folks but we come back to the same ugly place again and again. When Democrats and Independents couldn't bring themselves to unite we end up with a crazy man in the White House. We will be presented with a similar question in 2018, I do hope that the Jill Stein voters will have grown up by then. America is run, like it or not, by a two party system. Participate in the process, get someone you like nominated but then, once the nomination is made, support the candidate from the two major parties, who is the least dangerous to our nation. As it is now, as it has always been in the past, as it will be in the future. Don't like it that way? Fine, get a Constitutional Amendment that changes the way we elect Presidents. Til you do, we will still have a two party system. Cold hard truth.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-05 06:31 AM | Reply

Trump likes to humiliate people. It's Tillerson's turn, like it's been Session's turn. He's done this all of his life, one way or the other, including taking other men's wives.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-05 07:46 AM | Reply

When Tillerson attempts to conduct foreign policy it must make him feel quite powerless when Trump undermines him. Tillerson has been a better Sec. of State than Trump has been a President. Tillerson's job seems to be fire fighter, he has to put out the fires idiot Trump ignites. It must be sort of humiliating for the former CEO of Exxon. I suspect Tillerson hates Trump by now.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-05 08:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

DANNI

" I suspect Tillerson hates Trump by now."

And probably still thinks he's a moron.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-11-05 08:52 AM | Reply

Tillerson and 25th Amendment. That's something Trump fears. While he's away in Asia, making a fool of himself, it would be a perfect opportunity to organize it. It would be cool if he was removed from office and had to fly home on a commercial airline. I'd seriously love that.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-05 09:20 AM | Reply

Sorry folks but we come back to the same ugly place again and again. When Democrats and Independents couldn't bring themselves to unite we end up with a crazy man in the White House. We will be presented with a similar question in 2018, I do hope that the Jill Stein voters will have grown up by then. America is run, like it or not, by a two party system. Participate in the process, get someone you like nominated but then, once the nomination is made, support the candidate from the two major parties, who is the least dangerous to our nation. As it is now, as it has always been in the past, as it will be in the future. Don't like it that way? Fine, get a Constitutional Amendment that changes the way we elect Presidents. Til you do, we will still have a two party system. Cold hard truth.

#7 | Posted by danni

The writing is on the wall for dems. If they want to keep losing they can nominate another corporate puppet.
If they want to win they can start listening to their base.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-05 04:36 PM | Reply

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