As Donald Trump has a major meltdown in front of the entire world and publicly turns his back on Americans in need in Puerto Rico and other areas of the country ravaged by hurricane damage, major players in his team are getting ready to throw in the towel.
And it’s looking really bad.
Trump began his morning by once again attacking the NBC news report which stated that Tillerson was thinking about resigning and called him a moron. Trump tweeted:
Rex Tillerson never threatened to resign. This is Fake News put out by @NBCNews. Low news and reporting standards. No verification from me.”
While Tillerson has responded to the NBC News report and stated that he was not considering resignation, he has refused to deny calling Trump a moron. However, a new report by Buzzfeed explains why Tillerson may be sticking around despite his growing frustration with Trump.
Apparently, Tillerson has a special agreement with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and he’s likely sticking it out for them. According to a U.S. official, Tillerson, Mattis, and Mnuchin made a “suicide pact” in which the men agreed that all three members of Trump’s Cabinet would leave if Trump targeted one of them. There have been several previous reports outlining instances when Tillerson was considering resigning – such as after Trump’s disgusting speech to the Boy Scouts of America. However, he has continued in his role even as Trump gets worse. This agreement with Mattis and Mnuchin likely explains why.
This just shows how bad things are in the Trump administration. As Trump’s behavior gets more and more erratic and repulsive, his top advisors feel they have no other choice but to hold on to each other for dear life. Trump’s behavior is far from acceptable, and everyone in his administration knows it.
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