In case you still believed that Trump wasn’t trying to humiliate Rex Tillerson with his firing, John Kelly swooped in to embarrass him even further.
From the Daily Beast:
Reporters gathered at the White House on Friday were stunned when Chief of Staff John Kelly shared a very embarrassing story about outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The reporters were there with senior White House officials for an off-the-record meeting with Kelly, who was attempting to tamp down speculation about an impending administration staff purge. The Daily Beast was not invited, but was briefed on its contents by three sources with knowledge of the meeting.
According to those sources, Kelly recounted a very awkward conversation with Tillerson during which he informed the secretary that President Donald Trump would very likely soon fire him. The awkwardness was less a result of the contents of the conversation than its setting.
Tillerson, Kelly told the room, was suffering from a stomach bug during a diplomatic swing through Africa, and was using a toilet when Kelly broke the news to him.
Sources were stunned that, even in an off-record setting, Kelly would say this—to a room filled with White House officials and political reporters—about Tillerson, who does not officially leave the State Department until the end of the month.
Well good. I heard from Sean Hannity that Tillerson was a part of a multi-dimensional deep state lizard alien pizzagate adrenochrome conspiracy against our dear leader, Donald J. Trump.
Then there’s this:
Trump never got over Tillerson calling him a moron. pic.twitter.com/ItqQED079l
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) March 17, 2018
MSNBC is fake news.