Trump tried to attack Rex Tillerson but instead ended up showing more deference and bowing down to Putin.
Trump responded to the allegation that he was unprepared for a meeting by bowing to Putin
Rex Tillerson claimed that Trump was unprepared for a meeting with Putin, according to what a congressional aide told The Washington Post, “We spent a lot of time in the conversation talking about how Putin seized every opportunity to push what he wanted,” There was a discrepancy in preparation, and it created an unequal footing.”
Trump responded on Twitter:
Rex Tillerson, a man who is “dumb as a rock” and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany. I don’t think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2019
The World Saw Trump Get Rolled By Putin In Helsinki
Trump has a proven track record of not being prepared and being the junior partner in his interactions with Putin. The entire world saw Trump lick Putin’s shoes and agree with the Russian that Russia didn’t interfere in the 2016 election. Trump famously doesn’t read briefing books or any material given to him. As a candidate, Trump didn’t prepare for the presidential debates.
Donald Trump is already unprepared and relies on the arrogant belief that he has the “best brain” and trusts his gut.
Tillerson was right, but it goes beyond a single meeting. Trump’s entire presidency has been unprepared. He squandered having total control of the federal government and has no significant legislative accomplishments outside of a rushed tax cut for the rich that the nation despises.
Trump couldn’t respond to Tillerson with facts, and his claim that we should ask Putin is more proof that Vlad is his daddy.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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