Rumors swirl: Trump getting ready to axe ANOTHER cabinet member

President Trump’s latest series of tweets have compounded the belief that he and his secretary of state may not be on the same page regarding the U.S. response to the North Korean threat.

If his Twitter feed indication is any indication, President Trump is finding Secretary Tillerson’s diplomatic overtures to Pyongyang to be a “waste of time.”

The president argues:

This follows up his earlier tweets which seem to be a response to reports that the U.S. is in “direct contact” with the rogue nation.

The seeming discord between the two men has prompted a flurry of criticism of the president — as well as calls for Rex Tillerson to resign:

Former Obama administration propagandist Ben Rhodes tweeted:

Other liberals also chimed in on Twitter:

Politico is even running a story titled “Should Rex Tillerson Resign?”:

Even if they’re playing good cop-bad cop, this is a shocker: Donald Trump is basically announcing that any negotiations with North Korea are worthless. This not only undercut Tillerson personally, but also undermines U.S. interests and the secretary of state’s sensible decision to talk to the North Korean regime. To make matters worse, all of this is occurring while Tillerson is in Beijing to prepare for the president’s trip to China next month—so the president kneecapped his own top diplomat in front of America’s chief rival in Asia.

Is this the final straw for Tillerson?

However, this is not the first time the Trump-Tillerson team has spoken in differing tones to North Korea’s Little Kim.

ForeignPolicy.com published on August 9th:

While U.S. President Donald Trump rattled the nuclear saber at North Korea, his secretary of state urged calm as he wrapped up a diplomatic sortie in East Asia.

“I think Americans should sleep well at night, [and] have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days,” he told reporters en route to Guam for a refueling stop. “Nothing I have seen and nothing i know of would indicate that situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours.”

That toned-down talk was a stark shift from Trump, who just hours earlier issued perhaps the most incendiary statement from a U.S. president on North Korea yet.

If it is simply a good cop-bad cop routine, then perhaps there will be some benefit to it.

Perhaps Lil’ Kim will receive a message that it would behoove him to take Rex Tillerson’s phone calls rather than take U.S. bombers ordered by Donald Trump.

[Note: This post was written by dk. Find him online at the African American Conservatives (AACONS) website or AACONS on Twitter and Facebook]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here