Tillerson: Trump Doesn’t Speak for the State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks to Chris Wallace today about American values:


Here’s a paraphrase:

WALLACE: Foreign leaders are questioning the president’s values.

TILLERSON: The State Department represents American values.

WALLACE: And the president?

TILLERSON: No one doubts the commitment of the American government.

WALLACE: And the president?

TILLERSON: The president speaks for himself.

WALLACE: But not for you?

TILLERSON: I’ve made my own comments about that.

So Tillerson has now joined Mnuchin, Cohn, Mattis, and the service chiefs in distancing himself from his president. Cabinet meetings must be a real joy these days.


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