- The continuity of Tillerson in State Department wobbles
- Tillerson, a secretary of state on tightrope
Donald Trump decided to disprove this Friday news of a plan to relieve within weeks to Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, an information that Thursday had run as gunpowder by American media, citing anonymous sources of house White. If that same day he dispatched subject with an ambiguous "Rex is here", this time was blunt. He said that it was "false" news and that, although y have differences, Tillerson will not leave shortly.
"The media have been speculating that I've fired Rex Tillerson or he's going to leave shortly." Fake News! It's not going to go away shortly and, although we disagree on some issues (I make final decision) we work well toger and America is again well represented again, "he wrote in his Twitter account, attaching also photograph of inauguration of Secretary of State.
The Media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon-FAKE NEWS! He not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call final shots) we work well toger and America is highly respected again! HTTPS://t.co/FrqiPLFJ1E— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
The President published message after lunch with his own Tillerson and secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis. On Thursday morning, New York Times published that White House was working on a plan to replace Tillerson with current head of CIA, Mike Pompeo, in a matter of weeks. Act followed, anonymous sources of administration confirmed this change to several media. The government spokesman, Sarah Sanders, did not report on plan although he stressed that immediate future of chief of Diplomacy was to continue developing Trump's foreign agenda.
Trump's words on this Friday are somewhat more enthusiastic, but y compromise little with medium term. The news about Tillerson's bad relationship with Republican ruler who named him does not give a truce for months. Both have publicly admitted ir discrepancies on issues of international politics, such as Iranian nuclear pact or way in which to focus Korean crisis.