White House wanted to publicly shame Tillerson, source says


Reports that the White House has a tentative plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillersonthat emerged Thursday were an effort to express President Donald Trump’s deep displeasure and publicly shame his secretary of state, a source with direct knowledge of the White House’s thinking said Thursday.

The hope from the White House, the source said, is to push out the plan to replace Tillerson and then “wait for him to punch out.”
The news that the White House is seriously considering replacing Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo comes as Trump remains deeply frustrated with his secretary of state, another source familiar with the President’s thinking said.
And the plan is not just being considered at the staff level, but by the President himself, the source said.

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