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Rex Tillerson: spoke with Trump, John Kelly about the smooth transition
Rex Tillerson made his first statement, since ousted as secretary of state, said that it ends his contribution with a 31. March.
Was U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson is “friendly” with the Kremlim, or he was a strong leader ready to have displaced “against the Russian aggression”? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems to think he was both.
To be in the year 2016, when Tillerson was the first time America’s top diplomat nominated, Pelosi branded him “an oil executive-friendly to Vladimir Putin,” and said his nomination “sends a disturbing signal about President-elect Trump priorities.
“The Secretary of state to champion American values, American security and American interests,” the California Democrat said. “Fawning over Putin is a bad preparation for the top diplomats of the United States of America.”
But now that President Donald Trump has had the door shown, Pelosi seems to be almost sorry to see him go.
“Secretary Tillerson is the burn sets a deeply worrying precedent, which is a reason for a humiliating dismissal,” Pelosi said on Tuesday, standing up for our allies against Russian aggression.
What changed in the meantime?
Pelosi, in response to Tillerson is the burn may have been inspired by those who pointed out that the departure came only hours after he said the poisoning of the former Russian spy in Britain was “a really bad fact” , “clearly” ordered by Russia.
In other words, his recent criticism of Russia can be even more in line with the Democrats ” anti-Trump narrative.
The Problem is, Tillerson, the burn has been the subject of speculation in the news for months.
And point the finger at Russia, Trump echoed Tillerson’s remarks about the spy’s death Tuesday, told reporters that he agreed with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that Russia is probably involved.
“It sounds to me like you believe that it is Russia, and I would certainly take that statement as fact,” Trump said.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.