REPORT: Rex Tillerson Called Trump A “Moron”

NBC News reports:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House, according to multiple senior administration officials who were aware of the situation at the time.

The tensions came to a head around the time President Donald Trump delivered a politicized speech in late July to the Boy Scouts of America, an organization Tillerson once led, the officials said.

Just days earlier, Tillerson had openly disparaged the president, referring to him as a “moron,” after a July 20 meeting at the Pentagon with members of Trump’s national security team and Cabinet officials, according to three officials familiar with the incident.

While it’s unclear if he was aware of the incident, Vice President Mike Pence counseled Tillerson, who is fourth in line to the presidency, on ways to ease tensions with Trump, and other top administration officials urged him to remain in the job at least until the end of the year, officials said.

A spokesman for Tillerson has denied the “moron” comment. He also claims Tillerson never considered resigning.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Finally someone in the Trump administration that tells the truth.

    • Tawreos

      And has to quickly deny since the truth has no place in this administration

    • AJayne

      A very limited truth, and only among “friends” – this one instance gains him no respect in my eyes…

    • Tatonka

      And he’s already lying about it.

    • Nic Peterson

      Sometimes an oil soaked squirrel will find a nut.

      • Christopher

        Mmmmmm Chestnut flavoured, roasted squirrel!

        (Well, it was already covered in oil. Be a shame to waste the opportunity.)

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          I’ve given up squirrel, I hear they are high in cholesterol.

          • ChrisMorley
          • The_Wretched

            I wouldn’t trust that site. it’s idiotic “It is enriched with proteins even more than chicken or beef”. the protein level of animal muscle tissue is largely the same for all ‘meat’. Hamburger is 85%to 95% ‘meat’ and the rest is how much fat they leave in.

            It also calls squirll low fat. Low fat meats are also (relatively) low cholesterol (an animal fat).

    • Bryan

      Hahahaha, he’s saying what we’re all thinking!

    • JCF

      Broken Clock Moment.

  • bkmn

    How will Rexxon be taken down? By Trump himself or will Bannon do the dirty work?

  • Leo

    I hope Omarosa sneaks this story past Kelly and Trump gets pissed.

  • Kevin Perez

    Who is the moron? Donald Trump or the guy that still willingly works for him?
    (trick question, can be both)

    • TrueWords

      We the sensible majority of voters have always known he was a moron but alas you Rex needed to fill your pockets and aide Russia

    • petewestcentral

      Trump. Is. Moron.

    • Bubba in TX

      No moron, no moron. I’m not a moron. YOU’RE the moron!

    • Uncle Mark

      Oh honestly…has there ever been a smart puppet ?

  • BlindBill

    now that it is public, he will be fired

    • OdieDenCO

      yes, speaking the truth is forbidden in donny’s world

    • gaycuckhubby

      Historically Friday is firing day at the White House.
      we’ll see if he lost through tomorrow

  • netxtown

    Yes donnie – Rex does have a bigger dick than you. And more money.

  • SoCalGal20
    • BearEyes

      nice office ya got here Mr. DA. be a shame if anything happened to it.

    • crewman

      Corruption of justice.

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        The NY County DA seems to be going down with him. WNYC is all over this story this morning and the “refunded campaign donation.”

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          As soon as the case was closed Kasowitz was holding fundraisers for DA Vance, according to the WNYC report.

        • JackFknTwist

          I have to say one thing : even after all the posturing of these deeply corrupt Trump/turds, after their manipulation of public laws and funds for their own aggrandizement, their abuse of public money for flights and Mar-a-Loco, the use of their power in manipulating their own advantage in marketing their brands, whether hotels, golf courses, fashion accessories…….I truly believe that there is a cadre of dedicated professional lawyers and public servants who want the law to be upheld, want corruption to be rooted out and completely believe in their mission to serve their country to the best of their ability.

          If the USA wants to indulge its thirst for heroes, these public servants, dedicated and fearless, are the real upholders of that golden thread that runs from “We the people….” right through to the Mueller investigation.
          Certainly these are the people I admire, not the corrupt Nunes, McConnell, and the little toads who are swept away by NRA gun money and every lobbist who promises election funding.

          In my view , hail to the dedicated technocrats, the men and women in the legal offices and oversight offices who stand up against the influence peddling of the self promoted, the paid-for lackies who turn every opportunity to their personal advantage.

          (my thoughts are all over the place – but I hope you get what I’m aiming at.)

    • Leo

      Schneiderman’s been working with Mueller from day one, you watch. Consolation in all of this is you KNOW they were already aware of it.

      • SoCalGal20

        Yeah, I hope you’re right. Kasowitz won’t be able to roll them like he did the D.A.

    • DaddyRay

      The apples don’t fall far from the tree

      • M Jackson

        There are a lot of bad eggs in that carton.

    • barrixines

      I don’t usually link to Raw Story because of their over exaggeration but if you want another reason to absolutely love Jnr –

      • SoCalGal20

        Wow. Gross.

        (With Rawstory I just usually link to the original source of their story)

        • barrixines

          Yes, I was just being lazy but you’re right – they are not to be encouraged.

    • Jefe5084

      We need a new Bobby Kennedy type to break up these mobsters. It clearly will not come with the current DOTUS turd.

    • The_Wretched

      hey, lock them up! wth.

  • Michael R

    Know your loyalties …
    Do it for Russia , do it for Exxon .

    • AJayne

      Yep. Many can do what donald does, but most of them will do it quietly, and (R)s would certainly prefer that…

  • Harveyrabbit


    “The Louvre has withdrawn a large installation by a Dutch art and design collective for being sexually explicit”

    I’d rename it “Ivanka and Daddy D”

  • gaycuckhubby

    You think he’ll last past tomorrow?
    I think if he goes people like Nikki Haley will start resigning

    • Tomcat

      Not on your life, Nikki is a trump suckup when she needs to be.

  • Treant

    I had to look up to see if he was still Secretary of State.

    No, seriously, the revolving door is so bad that I honestly don’t even know who’s in the cabinet any longer and I thought Tillerson was out some months ago. That’s how NOT NORMAL this is.

  • The New Paige Turner™

    Goodbye Rex.

    Im sure when asked about this event and your reaction your boss Donald will say what he usually does which is “we’ll see” and that means you’re out.

    Have some dignity and resign.

  • greenmanTN

    This is an aside, but I just finished a mystery/thriller novel written several years ago, but it an involved an internal (not from outside the country) attempt to destabilize the US, create political tension, and bring us closer to civil war. There were plans to destabilize other countries as well.

    The plot mainly involved manipulating the media and social media, instant attempts to insert false and confusing information after real life tragedies (not unlike the recent Las Vegas shooting and natural disasters. Plans to create chaos by manipulating the power grid, internet service, etc were part of it too.

    The book as OK, not great, but the thing that kept occurring to me while reading was:


    Now if you’ll pardon me, I have a tinfoil hat I need to make.

  • andrew

    Trump is actually a man incapable of normal human emotions. In watching his celebratory type performance in Puerto Rico, it is clear that of all the normal human emotions that he lacks, he is totally devoid of empathy.

  • Boy Elvis

    Well, buh-bye, Rex. And the sad fact is he seems to be one of the saner members of Lord Dampnut’s cabinet.

    But do you know which of the cabinet has stayed almost entirely off the radar? Linda McMahon. Yep, the wife of the owner of a gigantic pro wrestling company has perhaps courted the least amount of controversy of that entire circus.

  • Dave B

    “A spokesman for Tillerson has denied the “moron” comment. He also claims Tillerson never considered resigning.” So we know it’s true.

  • Jefe5084

    Rarely a pearl of truth might slip out of these morons.

  • Dale082

    “A spokesman for Tillerson has denied the “moron” comment.” … He actually called him a “fucking moron”. There. Fixed it.

    • Vinnie NYC

      You beat me to it 🙂

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  • Leo

    A story. Every day for the next four years. *Deep sigh* Hopefully just two years.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    He’s not lying…

  • Rocco

    Lol…so all the fools saying they “don’t understand the POTUS strategy (Bob Schiefer this am on Morning Blow)” are exposed for the sycophants they really are?!? It’s painfully obvious that the POTUS is really a deranged moron. I now have a slightly higher opinion of Mr. Tillerson…God help us…

    • -M-

      Tillerson seems to be an idiot, but even he can tell what an incompetent buffoon Hair Furor is.

  • Jay Silversmith

    As reported, Richard Branson was summoned to dine with don the con one time, where nothing else was discussed the whole meal but how donnie wanted revenge on his enemies. Tillerson called donnie a moron, and knowing that Tillerson used to head the Scouts, donnie gave that deplorable speech in front of those kids, outraging Tillerson. Then, chief knob-pollisher, pence the dense begs Tillerson not to quit, as they can’t afford another defector making donnie look useless and incompetent. Is that about how it went down?

    • JackFknTwist

      “Knob polisher, Pence the Dense”

      You get first place, that is classic !

  • motordog

    I just assumed everyone, including his entire staff, habitually called Dotard a moron all the time.

  • mikeinftl

    Well, who wouldn’t?

  • fahvel

    why are the comments that follow an article here often in reference to a different article. I read the tillerson thing and then read comments about the ivanka and l’il donny instead – I resent being made to see their snotty facades.

  • teeveedub

    So, Tillie, you’re just now figuring out that 45 is a moron? I’d say you’re none too bright yourself.

  • Mike_Bernard

    I think most of us have called the current occupant of the White House a “moron,” among other terms of endearment.

    • DoctorDJ

      You forgot the attributive adjective “fucking.”

      (Yes, I had to look that up… it’s been many decades since I diagrammed sentences…)

  • JT

    REPORT: Rex Tillerson Called Trump A “Moron”

    Well, duh. It bears repeating. Over and over again.

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  • Robincho

    After he’s shitcanned, he could retire to France. Exxon Provence is quite nice…

  • JWC

    Hmmm will he make it tillend of the week, the month

  • Reality.Bites

    Calling Trump a moron? He’s more of a diplomat than I expected when he was appointed.

  • grada3784

    so Tillerson wouldn’t discuss this petty detail. Leaving us to wonder this burning question:

  • Gerry Fisher

    Veteran Republican politicians knew well ahead of time that they were dealing with an unqualified, temperamentally ill suited, racist, sexist moron. Yet, they got in bed with him for Supreme Court picks and tax breaks. They put our democracy at risk–and continue to do so–for personal gain, thinking that they can control him and use him for his signature. It’s like trying to control a hurricane…ain’t gonna happen. The selfishness and stupidity of their strategy is sickening.

  • Tor

    “I never called that son of a bitch a moron. I said fucking moron.”

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Secretary Tillerson is a moron for continuing to serve in the Trump Administration.