Secretary of State Rex Tillerson might be on the way out.
During an expansive interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, President Trump cast doubts on the former Exxon official’s future.
“We’ll see. I don’t know who’s going to be [here for the] duration… We have some people that I’m not happy with there,” Trump said.
The White House has been in a state of upheaval since Trump stepped into office. Administration officials cracked under the pressure. Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon, the list goes on. Tillerson would be the latest in a string of high profile firings and resignations.
“We don’t need all the people they want us to get,” Trump said when asked about the vacancies in his State Department staff.
“I am a business person. When you don’t need to fill slots, don’t fill them. We don’t need all the people they want us to get… Let me tell you ― the one that matters is me. I’m the only one that matters because when it comes to it, that’s what the policy is going to be.”
The replacement staffers have been an improvement over their originals. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a far more adept spokesperson than Sean Spicer, and Gen. John Kelly has maintained a tighter grip on the White House than Reince Priebus.
If Tillerson is at risk of losing his post, he either doesn’t know or won’t admit it.
“I have never considered leaving this post,” he said recently. “My commitment to the success of our president and our country is as strong as it was the day I accepted his offer to serve as secretary of state.”
(Source: New York Post)