On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he would replace his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Shortly thereafter, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steve Goldstein issued a statement in which he said Tillerson was “unaware of the reason” for his firing. (He also told reporters that Tillerson had learned of the firing from Trump’s tweet.) Goldstein has now ALSO been fired; for contradicting the White House!
The Secretary had every intention of staying because of the critical progress made in national security. He will miss his colleagues at the the [sic] Department of State and the foreign ministers he has worked with throughout the world.
The Secretary did not speak to the President and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and still believes strongly that public service is a noble calling.
We wish Secretary Designate Pompeo well.
Later in the morning, Trump told reporters that “Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time,” but that he ultimately made the decision “by myself.”
The firing of Tillerson is regretable because Rex Tillerson was a capable and accomplished businessman. Sadly, he had to go because despite policy differences with the President, Tillerson apparently failed to do a single important task: Clean out the arrogant filth from the State Department.
Nowhere was that arrogance more evident than when Under Secretary Steve Goldstein took it upon himself to issue a "statement" about the firing of Tillerson. Just who the hell did Goldstein think he was to contradict the White House?
This type of absolute arrogance permeates the State Department. It's understandable given they are just getting over eight years of a completely, totally INCOMPETENT Obama administration.
During the Obama years, the State Department ended-up having to actually set US foreign policy because the people in the Obama Administration were so incredibly ignorant. Everyone in the STate Department KNEW Obama himself was a neophyte - an amateur - who couldn't espouse a coherent foreign policy if they handed it to him in a paper bag. The nitwits appointed by Obama to head that department made it all the worse.
Just look at who Obama appointed to head that department: Hillary fucking Clinton and John Horse-Face Kerry. Talk about two dim bulbs. Those two are so fucking dumb, it's amazing their brains create enough energy to make their feet move!
The one thing Hillary was good at: pay-to-play shakedowns. And she performed those tasks quite well, garnering upwards of $145 Million in "donations" to the Clinton Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative, while she sold-off about twenty percent of American Uranium manufacturing to Russia!
Kerry . . . whose wealth came from his wife being heiress to the Heinz Ketchup fortune, always seemed three cents short of a dollar intellectually. I mean, the lights were on, but nobody was home. His elevator didn't go all the way to the top.
So, during the eight long years of America's first Affirmative-Action President . . . . who got the job because he was Black as opposed to being qualified -- our national foreign policy fell to the those qualified to deal with it; the underlings. People like Mr. Goldstein.
Enter Donald J. Trump. Accomplished businessman. Billionaire. The underlings in the State Department never stopped to realize they now had an actual boss. A man who thinks for himself, takes action on his thoughts, and who is not beholden to _anyone_ for winning election.
And so, for the past year, the underlings in the State Department played business-as-usual . . . until today.
The firing of Steve Goldstein will send a shock-wave through the State Department. All of them will now realize they have a real boss, and they have to keep their mouths shut to keep their jobs. A lesson long overdue.
During the Obama years, the US State Department became a complete cesspool of political correctness, mentally-ill liberalism, political skulduggery, Corruption, and Marxist, child-raping filth.
Tillerson failed to correct those problems and now he's fired. Goldstein didn't know his place, and he's fired too. Today is turning out to be a good day!