Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, in an appearance at a charity event in Houston, spoke about President Trump for the first time. He was asked by the reporter Bob Schieffer how he would describe Donald Trump.
The former EXXON CEO called Trump “undisciplined”, said he “doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports”, and “doesn’t get into the details of things and just says this is what I believe.” You can’t talk him out of things, he added.
Tillerson said their relationship soured over Trump’s repeated demands that Tillerson do things that were illegal.
“So often, the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want you to do, and here’s how I want you to do it,’ ” Tillerson said at a fundraiser for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, in his first public remarks about his truncated tenure since he was let go in March.
“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,’ ” he said.
The fact is Trump is inexperienced and, as far as we can see, he hasn’t done anything illegal. Perhaps the special counsel will prove otherwise but we haven’t seen the evidence[…]
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