The veteran oil executive never grasped some of the essentials of diplomacy, including the importance of public communication.
“The State Department requires a very erudite, soft-spoken, very wise presence, a very charismatic presence. It’s striking that exactly at the moment that President Trump’s Twitter rants, his bluster, his threatening against North Korea may have secured an important diplomatic opening which Rex Tillerson had urged him to take, he cast aside his top diplomat”.
Taleblu said, “I think if there is any diplomacy between the USA and North Korea it must be on American terms and must share the definition of denuclearization”.
Tillerson’s confidants in the White House had been warning Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s senior aides for weeks that he would lose his job if he continued to try to fix the nuclear deal with Iran, The Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday.
A senior U.S. official said the president wanted to reshuffle his team ahead of talks with North Korea. The 54-year-old former congressman from Kansas has grown close to Mr Trump by delivering the president’s daily intelligence briefing nearly every day since taking office in January 2017. Most recently the secretary said he agreed with the British government that Russian Federation should be held responsible for an attack on British soil with deadly nerve gas.
A big shakeup at the Trump administration.
US Senator Rand Paul has become the first Republican to oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of current Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Deputy Director Gina Haspel to become the agency’s new director.
Tillerson encouraged Trump to maintain the global nuclear deal with Iran reached during Democratic former President Barack Obama’s administration. “But rumors have swirled for about six months that the Trump-Tillerson relationship was in awful shape”.
The Kremlin on Wednesday said ties with the U.S. could not get any worse under next Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, after the sacking of Rex Tillerson.
Pompeo will nevertheless start with some steep challenges. “It was a different thinking”, Trump said.
When you call your boss a moron, especially if your boss is the president of the United States, it’s inevitable that your days are numbered at that job.
But Pompeo has also gone against Trump on some issues.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Gina, and I congratulate her on being the first woman selected to serve as CIA Director”.