Tag Archives: Rex Tillerson

Verbatim

No Need to Verify that Quote

“Sir, we didn’t need to verify that he called you a moron, he did it behind your back.”

— MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, responding on MSNBC to President Trump’s criticism that she never verified Rex Tillerson’s quote with him.

Verbatim

New Zealanders Flip Off Tillerson Motorcade

“I’ve been in motorcades for a couple of years now …. I’ve never seen so many people flip the bird at an American motorcade as I saw today.”

— New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris, quoted by Stuff, on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to New Zealand.

Poetic Justice

A Statesmanlike Snubbing

Is there anyone more wretched and lonely than Rex Tillerson?
He’s stuck in a job he only took ’cause his wife made him.
He’s going all the way to Moscow,
Only, as we already know,
To be snubbed by the odious Vladimir Putin.

Poetic Justice

Regime Change Disarrange

The Trump White House remains chaotic and strange,
A place where malevolence and incompetence interchange.
It’s a place where diplomacy
Is tinged with idiocy,
Where Tillerson and Haley can’t agree on regime change.

Verbatim

Tillerson’s Wife Made Him Do It

“I didn’t want this job. I didn’t seek this job. My wife told me I’m supposed to do this.”

— Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an interview with IJR.

Poetic Justice

En Lassus Rex

As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson should be admired,
But he skipped dinner in South Korea because he was “tired.”
He says it’s just South Korean intrigue
And that he wasn’t even fatigued,
But if he’s lying about it, maybe he should just be fired.

Enumerati

‘Rollover’ Rubio Will Vote for Tillerson

1

Number of votes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will cast for Rex Tillerson. Rubio announced that he would support President Trump’s pick to lead the State Department, removing the last significant stumbling block to his nomination, The Hill reports. “Rubio, who aggressively questioned Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson during his hearing earlier this month, had been the lone Republican holdout on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.”