Rex Tillerson reportedly found out he was fired from his position as Secretary of State the same way everyone else did: He saw it on Twitter.
In a tweet Tuesday that I'm not going to embed here because I don't want to see Trump's unsettling mug staring back at me while I type, the failed steak salesman and all-around dickbag said Tillerson would be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo. "He will do a fantastic job!" Trump claimed.
Tillerson, the State Department announced via its own statement, has no idea why he was fired by a man who quite literally made a despicable living by repeatedly emitting a catchphrase on TV about firing people. As for the legacy of Tillerson's extremely brief run as Secretary of State, it's of a similarly high level of absolute shit as Trump's own legacy as POTUS.
"Tillerson would be at or near the bottom of the list of secretaries of state, not just in the post-Second World War world but in the record of US secretaries of state," U.S. foreign policy scholar Paul Musgrave poetically told Vox Tuesday.
Ilan Goldenberg, who previously served alongside John Kerry at the State Department, agrees:
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