'Dumb As A Rock': Trump Fires Back At Tillerson Over Putin Meeting Remark
President Trump fired back at Rex Tillerson on Thursday.
President Trump on Thursday fired back at his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over a reported remark about his lack of preparedness when meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany.
"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!" Trump tweeted. Tillerson reportedly made the comment during a seven-hour, closed-door interview with the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The Washington Post reports that Trump's lack of preparedness is said to have put him "at a disadvantage," while, according to a committee aide, Putin "seized every opportunity to push what he wanted."