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Trump Fires Tillerson & McEntee

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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bulletblack: President Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. CIA Director Mike Pompeo is Trump's pick to replace Tillerson. Gina Haspel, CIA deputy director, will be nominated to replace Director Pompeo. If confirmed, she will be the first woman to lead the CIA.

:bulletblack: President Trump's personal aide Johnny McEntee was fired because he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes. The charges are not Trump related. McEntee was fired and escorted from the White House on Monday. Minutes after news of his departure broke, the Trump campaign announced McEntee would be joining the reelection effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

www.bbc.com/news/world-us-cana…
www.cnn.com/2018/03/13/politic…
www.cnn.com/2018/03/13/politic…
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UPDATE:
Tillerson calls out Russia in farewell statement

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called out Russia in his farewell statement on Tuesday, telling reporters that “much work remains to respond to the troubling behavior and actions on the part of the Russian government.” The comment was notable given how hesitant President Donald Trump, the man who just fired Tillerson, has been to condemn Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. “Russia must assess carefully as to how its actions are in the best interest of the Russian people and of the world more broadly. Continuing on their current trajectory is likely to lead to greater isolation on their party, a situation which is not in any one’s interest,” Tillerson said.

Earlier today, President Trump told reporters that he liked Tillerson, but they disagreed on key issues, such as the Iran nuclear deal.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he is delegating all authorities as of today to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. Tillerson’s official end will be at midnight on March 31.

www.cnn.com/2018/03/13/politic…

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:bulletpink: Mike Pompeo replacing Rex Tillerson.
:bulletpink: First female CIA director is Gina Haspel.
:bulletpink: Johnny McEntee under criminal investigation but still going to be a senior advisor.

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VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
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.
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It appears that at some point, everyone is going to get sacked and then possibly replaced. :stare:
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
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??? B-)"
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. :hmm:
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:iconzarvona:
Zarvona Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Student Artist
Good. 
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Tamariini Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
Trump still thinks that he's in the apprentice.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apparently so. :paranoid:
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
He's firing people that can tie him to Russia. Plus, most of his picks are not going to work with him but, against him. Without the president breathing down their backs, they can speak freely. 
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Tillerson had just called out Russia for the poisoning in Britain. I think that, and his previous tougher-than-expected stance on Russia is why he was fired.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
And he was the enemy to Trump. 
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:icondraggah-n:
Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
He became an enemy to Trump but certainly didn't start as one. Trump gave him the job in the first place, after all.
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:iconkitsumekat:
kitsumekat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
He also almost gave a job to Rick Perry and a job to Bannon.
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:icondraggah-n:
Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
Well Bannon was on Trumps team all along and Perry started sucking up as soon as Trump won the nomination.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
True.
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JCoolArts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Lol the name McEntee reminded of the fictional character called
"Troy McGinty" from a movie that came out when I was 9. :lol:
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soarxisscared Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Mc Entee sounds like a stereotypical name for a French cartoon character.
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The name McEntee reminds of something that belongs in a Happy Meal box. :paranoid:
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:iconsacrificestoseagulls:
McEntee was less than desirable anyway.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And yet, they also announced McEntee would be joining the reelection effort as a senior adviser. :stare:

Also I love your icon. :aww:
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:iconsacrificestoseagulls:
Eh. It is hard to get rid of the pests after all.
And thank you. Yours is nice too.
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Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
Bullet; Pink 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.
Bullet; Pink First female CIA director is Gina Haspel.
Meh.
Bullet; Pink 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?
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
Pompeo is just a water carrying stooge like the rest of the appointees Trump favors but he's bound to be more competent than Rex Tillerson ever could be.
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Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pretty sure this is going to be a defining moment in American political history, assuming we aren't destroys by Trump's dom.
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:icondeviant-garde:
deviant-garde Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
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.
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Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't that the truth, Trump really isn't suited to make any decisions politically speaking.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"aliens could be invading and I wouldn't notice"

And thus now you have stumbled upon the real story!

Which of course also means...

That you'll need to look into this blinky thing:

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"why does Trump keep picking people with investigations against them?"

Because he can relate? LOL
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Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, that is awesome. I bet he can, I wonder how many years Trump will stay alive once he's in prison?
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's already pretty old, so probably not many. :hmm:
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Tillerson was fired for calling out Russia on the poisonings in England.
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps that's true.
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
It's a bit of an exaggeration to claim it was that one incident, I admit, but it does seem to have been his tougher than expected stance on Russia that got him fired.
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SeaDragon666 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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 :)
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Who said I didn't respect them? I don't trust their government or Putin whatsoever, but I respect them and the Russian people.
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:iconseadragon666:
SeaDragon666 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which we all should of course find troubling since we need a tough stance when it comes to Russia. :hmm:
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:icondraggah-n:
Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Troubling but unsurprising as Trump increasingly looks to be wholely owned by Putin.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Putin must have some serious dirt on Trump or something.
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:icondraggah-n:
Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
He must have something. :(
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DoctorV23 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2018
Trump thinks the White house is a revolving door apparently. www.bbc.com/news/world-us-cana…
And then of course, there is a certain lady going by the name of Stormy...:eyes:
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A woman called Stormy creating a political storm.

It would be one hell of a cheesy plot twist if this was a novel.

And I can see future generations looking back on this event and just rolling their eyes. :lol:
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DoctorV23 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
:lol:
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:iconpix3m:
Pix3M Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018   Digital Artist
So, to lose your job in the white house, all you have to do is defy your Dear Leader Trump
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems simple enough.
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:icondraggah-n:
Draggah-N Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Or say something bad about Russia.
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6panzer6maiden6 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Trump thinks the whitehouse is like the apprentice, who’s going to be fired next week?
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
:lmao:
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
On The Apprentice, Trump would fire people to their faces. As President, he fires them by proxy, either bag men, or through the press, or Twitter.
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No doubt some people have started a betting pool. lol
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squirrels-are-evil Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
In order to drain the swamp you have to hire all the alligators first?
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose that depends on what you're trying to drain it of. :paranoid:
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