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Brave reporter asks Trump if ‘moron’ comments got Tillerson fired

Well, the public does want to know.


David Covucci


Posted on Mar 13, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:55 pm CDT

This morning, President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. While the timing seemed out of nowhere, a rift developed between the two long ago that spilled over into the public when it was revealed Tillerson called Trump a “fucking moron.”

Naturally, everyone expected that might have factored into the firing, even though the comments came back in the summer and were revealed in October of 2017.

But one reporter was brave enough, as the president was taking questions before he boarded Marine One, to ask if it factored into his decision this weekend.

The video cuts out, but either Trump couldn’t hear the question or was pretending to not be able to hear, because—per the pool transcript—the president said “say it again,” and then moved on.

Naturally, Twitter couldn’t get enough of this following joke format.

The discourse in 2018 has truly been elevated.

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*First Published: Mar 13, 2018, 5:11 pm CDT