"Rex Tillerson, a man who is" stupid as a stone "and totally ill-prepared and poorly equipped to become secretary of state, invented a story (he was fired) that I received from Vladimir Putin at one of the best prepared meetings in Hamburg, Germany, I think Putin would not agree with that, see how the US is doing! "
Well, Tillerson allegedly told congressional leaders that Trump was meeting with Vladimir Putin 2017 was not as well prepared as the Russian president was – and that has been shown.
"In recent days, Trump has received a large folder of preparatory materials for his trip to Europe ̵
"They blamed his overcrowded schedule, including a last-minute rally in Virginia that had been added days before She blamed the large number of people in his preparatory team, including two retired military men with no political background, and blamed the lack of time spent primarily on drawing up a game plan …
. Mr. Trump's preparation for the debate was unconventional, with the adjutants introducing a panel and encouraging them to participate in mock debates, but he did not accept them and focused mainly on discussions and discussions with counselors. "
All this suggests that Tillerson is telling the truth. What you probably knew anyway.
What really says about all this is that Trump apparently has no awareness or concern that he is now beating up a man he once praised as a brilliant out-of-the-box choice, the nation's chief diplomat.
We know that Trump chose Tillerson for two basic reasons: 1) He was a businessman and 2) Trump believed he saw the part.
And then it turned out that Tillerson was different than Trump thought. As a former head of a massive international corporation, Tillerson wanted a measure of independence and freedom to do the work that Trump would clearly not give him.
Why? Because that's what Trump does. He refuses to ever admit mistakes. He never apologizes. He just pretends that whatever he said the day before – or the month before or the year before – about someone who would never have happened. Every day is tabula rasa for this president; he begins with an empty board to which he can write or, more accurately, tweet.
So Trump can say that a man for whom he announced a "deep understanding of geopolitics" is the same man he claims to be "stupid as a rock" and "ill-prepared" for work, for the he was nominated.
Of course, Donald Trump was the one who made the nomination. This tells you everything you need to know about his judgment.