Trump calls Tillerson ‘dumb as a rock,’ ‘lazy as hell’

Trump calls Tillerson ‘dumb as a rock,’ ‘lazy as hell’

Rex Tillerson at Confirmation Hearing, Photo by Doug Christian
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, shown at his confirmation hearing in January, was fired by the president in March 2018 in(Doug Christian/TMN)

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump called Rex Tillerson “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell” on Twitter Friday, one day after the former Secretary of State had some choice words of his own about his old boss.

On Thursday, Tillerson told CBS’ Bob Schieffer that Trump was “pretty undisciplined” and “doesn’t like to read.”

He also said that Trump would frequently make requests that would violate the law.

Tillerson was dismissed from the Trump administration in March.

His firing followed noticeable tension between the president and the secretary, with Trump frequently taking to Twitter to contradict Tillerson on policy matters.

Tillerson also reportedly called Trump a “moron” behind the president’s back following a 2017 meeting with officials at the Pentagon.

Trump and State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert both claimed Tillerson did not use the term, but the secretary pointedly offered no such denial.

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