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Trump declares man he appointed Secretary of State "totally poorly prepared and poorly equipped" for the job
President Trump on Thursday knocked on Rex Tillerson, after the former Secretary of State told members of the Foreign Affairs Committee that the Russian President Vladimir Putin had prepared Trump during their first meeting in Germany.
Trump responded by calling Tillerson incompetent.
"Rex Tillerson, a man who is" stupid as a stone "and totally ill-prepared and ill-equipped to be a state secretary, made a story (he was fired) that I was prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany, " he tweeted . "I don't think Putin would agree. See how the US does!"
If Tillerson was "totally ill-prepared and unperturbed" to be the country's top diplomat, Trump himself would be blamed: he appointed the former ExxonMobil CEO to be state secretary shortly after his inauguration after interviewing several candidates, including now Sen. Mitt Romney. Tillerson was confirmed by the Senate eight days later.
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USA. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hand over to African leaders during a working lunch at the New York General Assembly in the United States on September 20, 2017. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) attend a working dinner with Latin American leaders in New York, USA, September 18, 2017. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque
US. State Secretary Rex Tillerson looks at President Donald Trump at the 9/11 observer at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, USA on September 11, 2017. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) looks at him during a working dinner with the Latin American leaders in New York, USA on September 18, 2017. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque
With State Secretary Rex Tillerson R) in turn speaking US President Donald Trump for a lunch with Kuwait reigns Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah at the White House in Washington, USA on September 7, 2017. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque
US President Donald Trump (R) Speaks to the press with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) on August 11, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
On Friday, Trump said he was considering options for the US military in response to the escalating political crisis in Venezuela. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo Credit to be Read JIM WATSON / AFP / Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) listens to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (C) during a meeting with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council at King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo Credit to be Read MANDEL NGAN / AFP / Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C), US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayif bin Abdulaziz al-Saud attends a bilateral meeting at a hotel in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo Credit to be read MANDEL NGAN / AFP / Getty Images)
US President Trump ( C) sitting with US Secretary of State Rewx Tillerson (R), Vice President Mike Pence (2nd L) and Minister of Commerce Wilbur Ross (L) during a lunch meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the White House in Washington, DC, April 27, 2017 / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo Credit to be read JIM WATSON / AFP / Getty Images)
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes off the glasses after making a statement on Iran in the Washington DC space treaty on April 19, 2017.
US President Donald Trump's administration has launched a review of Iran's nuclear agreement, officials said on April 18 that it was a "failed approach" to the threat posed by the Tehran regime. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo Credit to be Read MANDEL NGAN / AFP / Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 28 FEBRUARY: (AFP OUT) US President Donald Trump greets State Secretary Steve Mnuchin (C) and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ( R) coming out after delivering his first address to a joint session of the Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress focused on national security, taxes and legislative reforms, the economy and health care.
In December 2016, when Trump considered Tillerson for the post, the then president speaks of him glowing.  "Whether I choose him or not for & # 39;  Trump wrote ," Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, is a world-class player and dealmaker. "
Tillerson & # 39; s 14th-century tenure – ending when Trump fired him in March – was cool. In October 2017, he issued a public statement that complimented the president after several reports had said that he himself had called Trump "a moron." Shortly after taking the job, Tillerson told an interviewer that he never wanted the job of state secretary and not
"My wife told me to do it," Tillerson asked why he had accepted the position of America's top diplomat.