Barefoot Pundit

Rex is Gone, Rex is Gone

Again, Washington had apoplexy on Monday because the President fired Rex Tillerson,the Secretary of State.  How could he?  And, he did it via Twitter.  He didn’t even do it face to face.  Oh, the horror of it all.



Well, just a few points.  It appears that the President has been speaking with Rex and unless Rex is a total idiot (highly doubtful) he had to know that he and the President did not see eye to eye on a lot of issues. 


The President and Rex disagreed on a whole lot of issues.  A major one was the Iran treaty and the President’s action of getting out of the Climate Accord.  A lot of people think that the Climate Accord has the potential to save the planet from big, bad global warming.  What most people do not know is that the Climate Accord had provisions in it which required the United States to give a lot of money to other countries.  We were going to be their uncompensated banker. 


Rex also thought that the Iran deal was something the United States should stick with.  The President thought otherwise.  He has a much better read on Iran than so many Americans do. 


However, the factor that most likely got Rex the good-by sign was his underlying attitude that the State Department was his private domain and was not really under the President’s management.  Oh dear, Rex!  It is the job of the Secretary of State to be in sync with the President: Not the other way around.


Of course, the media, the left (oops one and the same) and all the deep thinkers think that the President was acting like the Apprentice.  Mr. Trump does not remove people the way it has always been done in Washington.  He does not find another job for them and move them around the swamp. Of course, Rex does not need another job.  He has plenty of resources.


Well, you can’t say its boring in DC.  The media calls it chaos.  We call it movement and progress.