Trump White House FIRES Under Secretary of State for contradicting White House on Tillerson firing…

The White House has fired the Under Secretary of State for contradicting the White House on Tillerson’s firing:

Here’s more:

The firing was reportedly prompted by a statement from Goldstein on Tuesday, responding to Tillerson’s firing, in which Goldstein said Tillerson did not speak with Trump before his firing and is “unaware” of the reason behind his dismissal.

The statement strongly suggested that Tillerson found out about his firing from Twitter — though it differs from published accounts of the decision that cited unnamed White House sources.

That is what NBC news and other outlets were reporting. But according to the White House that’s not true at all:




Even CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins didn’t think Goldstein’s statement made sense:

In related news, NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman says the notion that Trump has come unglued is not completely accurate:


Yeah that makes sense to me. He made some poor hiring decision on the outset and now that he’s more comfortable he’s correcting them. Of course, to be fair, he did ask Nikki Haley to be SOS first and she turned him down. But on the other hand, Bolton would have been an outstanding pick but Trump went with Tillerson.

As I said earlier, I’m glad Tillerson is gone. I’ll also be glad when Trump finally dumps McMaster. I keep hearing that Bolton is the one being looked at for that job and he’d be amazing. But given that Trump has passed over Bolton several times already….we’ll let’s just say I’ll believe it when I see it.

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