Tillerson Slams Trump in Commencement Address

Not anymore

As CNN reports, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has some harsh words about President Trump:

In a rare public address following his removal from office in March, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told graduating cadets at the Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday that respect for truth is paramount to American democracy.

“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” Tillerson said in the commencement address, which was scheduled before he was fired by President Donald Trump in March. [Pols emphasis]

Tillerson has shied from the limelight since his dramatic ouster earlier this year, and has stopped short of any direct criticism of Trump or his administration. His comments on Wednesday are especially notable because Tillerson was recently fired by Trump, whose presidency has been marked by frequent falsehoods and embellishments. He did not mention the President or any other member of the administration by name in his Wednesday speech.

The truth shall set you free, Rex.

2 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. mamajama55 says:

    I know we've been saying that each successive outrage, each lie or obvious instance of collusion, treachery, corruption will be the thing that brings Trump down.

    But disappearing financial reports from the bank "shady shit" database would seem to be the thing. It should be pretty easy to find the originals, and to find the "blocked number" to Trump or some aide. Vox explains Ronan Farrow's New Yorker reporting about the suspiciously missing documents.

    This has to be IT. The thing that finally trips the impeachment trigger. Of course, I could be wrong again.

  2. Voyageur says:

    But as Trump said, he could shoot someone on Fifth Ave. And his base wouldn't care.   There is a large bloc of voters that hates everything that has happened in this country since the Emancipation Procla mation and they are Sean Hannity and Donald Trump 's lawful prey.


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