WASHINGTON | ‘Dumb’ and ‘lazy’ – Trump lashes back at Tillerson criticism
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, never known for taking criticism lying down, responded to unkind words from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Friday by calling Tillerson “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.”
During a rare public appearance in Houston on Thursday evening, Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil CEO, discussed his difficult tenure working for Trump. He called the president “undisciplined” and said the president “doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things.”
Tillerson also said Trump frequently asked him to do things that he had to explain were illegal or otherwise ill-advised.