You forgot to mention Tillerson's aide, ex-aide, Steve Goldstein who was also sacked. The reason for his sacking was that he "contradicted" the WH by saying Rex had no knowledge of why he was sacked... that's a "lie" because, everybody knows Trump sent a TWEET a couple hours before. That's right- they're claiming his tweet was the official message firing Rex Tillerson, probably the most highly qualified and decent person in the entire administration. No word on any of the other people who worked for Goldstein/Tillerson- but my guess is that they to have been or will eventually be sacked.
The same people who said "who cares about the first female president if she's a crook? Lock her up!" are now getting a woman who's responsible for the torturing of people who were imprisoned indefinitely and going "look out kids, it's the first female CIA leader! Isn't that totally SWAG??? "
LOL, if I didn't know any better I would say I was at /v/ in 4chan. There's so much hate and anger in the comments here. but to answer your request for my thoughts on these matters. Mike Pompeo replacing Rex Tillerson. This is probably going to sound like a liberal talking point but I don't trust anyone trump picks. Pompeo might be a good guy for the job but I don't know him well enough to draw that conclusion but to that point aliens could be invading and I wouldn't notice because I'm focusing on this Russia business. First female CIA director is Gina Haspel. Meh. Johnny McEntee under criminal investigation but still going to be a senior advisor. That's hilarious, why does Trump keep picking people with investigations against them?
Rex Tillerson was a terrible pick to begin with. It doesn't really matter if he's gone today aside from the lack of continuity in a country beleaguered by serious and delicate foreign policy issues, but after fucking up this badly "continuity" is hardly a massive benefit.
The Russians are very rational people. You need to treat them with respect. Russia and China are nuclear powers able to put an end to American imperialism. Negotiating with them would be more clever than provoking them