Fired secretary of state Rex Tillerson just lobbed a not-so-subtle verbal attack at President Trump. During a speech given at the Virginia Military Institute Wednesday, Tillerson spoke about the need for “truthful” leaders.
“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” Tillerson told the crowd of soon-to-be graduates.
The left loves harping on Trump’s statements, digging through the words so they can find a discrepancy. Tillerson didn’t mention the president by name but it’s obvious who he’s referring to.
Tillerson’s exit from the White House was swift and humiliating. It’s not surprising that he’s now publicly bashing Trump. It’s only strange that Tillerson waited so long before launching his attack.
He continued to wax romantic about the truth for the rest of his speech.
“A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness and demand our pursuit of America’s future be fact-based — not based on wishful thinking, not hoped-for outcomes made in shallow promises, but with a clear-eyed view of the facts as they are, and guided by the truth that will set us free to seek,” Tillerson said.
Media outlets immediately latched onto Tillerson’s words. They’ve been hoping that a fight would break out between the two.
Trump is painted by a liar by the left because they don’t understand his appeal. Trump’s a boaster, someone who exaggerates his exploits. And that’s okay! Does it really matter how big a crowd is or if Trump is really the first to do something? He’s not deceiving the public about anything.