And now Rex Tillerson is denying the claims made by Nikki Haley that he was a deep state mole trying to undermine Trump’s agenda.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday adamantly denied claims from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that he worked to undermine President Trump’s agenda.
“During my service to our country as the Secretary of State, at no time did I, nor to my direct knowledge did anyone else serving along with me, take any actions to undermine the President,” Tillerson told The Washington Post in a statement. “My conversations with the President in the privacy of the Oval Office were always candid, frank, and my recommendations straightforward. Once the President made a decision, we at the State Department undertook our best efforts to implement that decision.”
This is interesting. I mean, to be fair, there are ways to accommodate both views. It could be that Tillerson was simply offering a counter-position against Trump, not necessarily trying to defeat his agenda, and Haley took it worse than he meant it.
Here’s our previous post about Haley’s accusations if you need a refresher.
He also fired back at Haley:
Tillerson, who served as secretary of State during Trump’s first year in the White House, added that Haley was “rarely a participant” in the many meetings he had with the president and that she wouldn’t be in a position to know what he said.
There are a lot of people who are saying Haley is trying to position herself as a possible successor to Mike Pence at the VP spot. I kinda doubt this. People always look for ulterior motives, when the truth might be far simpler – maybe she’s just telling the truth?