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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:12 PM

Rex Tillerson denies he tried to undermine Trump, says Nikki Haley was 'rarely present' at meetings

Source: Washington Post



Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson denied Monday that he sought to undermine or work against President Trump, as former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley claims in a new memoir of her time in the administration. “During my service to our country as the Secretary of State, at no time did I, nor to my direct knowledge did anyone else serving along with me, take any actions to undermine the President,” Tillerson said in a statement to The Washington Post.

“My conversations with the President in the privacy of the Oval Office were always candid, frank, and my recommendations straightforward. Once the President made a decision, we at the State Department undertook our best efforts to implement that decision,” Tillerson said. “Ambassador Haley was rarely a participant in my many meetings and is not in a position to know what I may or may not have said to the President. I continue to be proud of my service as our country’s 69th Secretary of State.” The statement was Tillerson’s first response to Haley’s characterization of a White House meeting in which she said he and John F. Kelly, then Trump’s chief of staff, told her that they were seeking ways around Trump to “save the country.”

Haley wrote that after an Oval Office disagreement over U.N. funding for Palestinians, Tillerson and Kelly argued to her that she should work with them to divert U.S. policy from what they considered reckless Trump policies. She refused, she wrote in the new book, “With All Due Respect.” “Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley wrote. “It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didn’t know what he was doing,” Haley wrote. Tillerson also told her that people would die if Trump was unchecked, Haley wrote.

Haley also described Tillerson as “arrogant and condescending,” and said he resented her access to Trump. Tillerson did not address those allegations directly. “It was no secret that Rex and I had our differences,” Haley wrote early in the book. “He gave off the unmistakable impression that he knew more than everyone else in the room — including the president,” she wrote. “Dealing with Rex could be exhausting.” Trump’s relationship with Tillerson, a former Exxon Mobil chief executive, deteriorated over Trump’s first year in office. The two disagreed over policies including U.S. participation in the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord, and Trump came to see Tillerson as opposed to his “America First” agenda of immigration restrictions and international disengagement.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rex-tillerson-denies-he-tried-to-undermine-trump-says-nikki-haley-was-rarely-present-at-meetings/2019/11/11/70de3520-04d4-11ea-ac12-3325d49eacaa_story.html



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Reply Rex Tillerson denies he tried to undermine Trump, says Nikki Haley was 'rarely present' at meetings (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Nov 11 OP
madaboutharry Nov 11 #1
vapor2 Nov 12 #27
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 11 #2
MFGsunny Nov 11 #11
Docreed2003 Nov 11 #3
Frustratedlady Nov 11 #4
drray23 Nov 11 #5
spooky3 Nov 11 #6
DavidDvorkin Nov 11 #7
Golden Raisin Nov 11 #8
BlueMTexpat Nov 12 #19
Cha Nov 11 #9
YOHABLO Nov 11 #10
truthisfreedom Nov 11 #12
truthisfreedom Nov 11 #13
PlanetBev Nov 11 #14
keithbvadu2 Nov 11 #15
oldsoftie Nov 11 #16
Paka Nov 11 #17
PatSeg Nov 11 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 12 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 12 #21
disndat Nov 12 #22
bonniebgood Nov 12 #23
maxrandb Nov 12 #24
Grins Nov 12 #25
Turbineguy Nov 12 #26

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:22 PM

1. I have no respect for her.

Remember when she endorsed Marco Rubio? She was at his rallies and was all like “Not Trump!”

She is an opportunist.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:29 PM

27. No respect here

either. She is another sycophant with selfish, political motives.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:26 PM

2. This is also the man who said that trump was

a "fucking moron." He was right about that, about the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord.

I also believe that Rex Tillerson DID know more than most people in the room, including Haley. I do not trust her. She is a better looking version of trump, but every bit as deceitful and dishonest. And ambitious. Don't underestimate her ambitions.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:59 PM

11. I'll take Tillerson over Haley any day of the week - on broad-based competence alone.

He's a straight shooter with at least a global perspective!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:26 PM

3. Newsflash Nikki

Everyone in that room knew more that Trump...he didn't suddenly become a genius after taking office.


What a kiss ass

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:28 PM

4. Womp, Womp!

Nikki should have known better. Tillerson isn't to be jerked around.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:34 PM

5. Halley is trying to burnish her credentials with magats

In the event she runs in 2024.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:39 PM

6. How about Haley and Tillerson duke it out in a cage match?

I have no confidence in either of them.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:41 PM

7. Which sleazy Republican liar to believe?

I'm torn.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:44 PM

8. I don't trust either one of them as far as I could throw them.

Both agreed to work with this slimy, corrupt regime, which speaks volumes (all negative). For better or worse he was already established as a powerful CEO and elite corporate player of long experience, and a known quantity. She seems to be all brazen ambition and having difficulty hiding it as she now tries to advance her political position/future.

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Response to Golden Raisin (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:35 AM

19. This!!!!!

And both badly eroded the Department they worked for!

But if I had to choose between them, there's no question but that Tillerson is the much the lesser of two evils.

Thanks heavens, I never will have to choose between either.

I would say thank heavens that Tillerson is gone. But Pompeo is at least a hundred times worse and is a complete toady.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:51 PM

9. Fascists' Fight!!



Mahalo, BRDS!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:52 PM

10. Well the bottom line is: they're both gone!

Haley definitely has further political ambitions.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:11 PM

12. Schadenfruede delight!

Double dose!

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:12 PM

13. Triple, really! 45 is suffering as well...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:14 PM

14. Waiting to see if Trump dumps Pence

She’s sitting on a tree stump like a vulture, waiting for her chance to pick the carcass clean.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:24 PM

15. If she's a liar, she qualifies as a Trumpster.

If she's a liar, she qualifies as a Trumpster.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:48 PM

16. Did anyone really think he would say anything different?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:49 PM

17. I'll believe Rex any day over her.

She is a snake in the grass. Evil and dangerous.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:55 PM

18. I find neither of them

trustworthy, though right now I trust Nikki Haley the least. That's not saying much however, as Tillerson appears to have been Putin's choice for Secretary of State.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:50 AM

20. Way around tRump? 25th him. But tRump has purged everybody except yes-men. . . . nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:53 AM

21. As Tillerson predicted, people DID die. Ask the Kurds. . . . nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:07 AM

22. Looks like

a Trump/Haley GOP ticket 2020.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:04 AM

23. Haley a bold face lier. she changed everything about herself from birth

to fit in with the GOP. she changed religion, religious dress code to mega hat dress code. What a fake.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:09 AM

24. I don't give one f#$k. This is absurd...

it's like watching Goebbels complain that Josef Mengele was undermining Hitler.

Nazis all of them.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:32 PM

25. What Nikki admitted: "Anonymous" was right!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:40 PM

26. Tillerson

is too smart to tell her what he's thinking.

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