Now that the media has had just about 24 hours to chew on the surprise firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the conspiracy theorists are busily bandying about their theories on what led to his ouster.
This is a tough one to process since back in 2016, there was fierce opposition to his appointment because he accused of being a tool of Putin.
That Trump jettisoned the former ExxonMobil CEO shortly after he called for punishing Russia for the alleged poisoning of a double agent associated with scummy Brit spook Christopher Steele really nullified that theory so desperate to explain things, the geniuses at the Wall Street Journal have broken a stunning scoop.
Trump ordered Tillerson to eat his salad during a visit to China!
‘Rex, eat the salad’: Trump ordered Tillerson to eat wilted greens https://t.co/2axc6Da0VG
— Raw Story (@RawStory) March 13, 2018
Raw Sewage Raw Story breathlessly reports “‘Rex, eat the salad’: Trump ordered Tillerson to eat wilted greens to avoid offending Chinese hosts”:
A new report in the Wall Street Journal claims that President Donald Trump ordered outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to eat wilted vegetables that were served to the two men by Chinese hosts.
Sources tell the Journal that Trump and Tillerson were served a limp-looking Cesar Salad last November while in China as part of a five-nation tour of Asia.
Trump feared that leaving the salads alone would offend their Chinese hosts, but he didn’t want to be the one to take the plunge himself.
“Rex, eat the salad,” Trump told his secretary of state.
The story is a lengthy dissection of how the relationship between the two men deteriorated and that a big shot like T-Rex who was used to having people prostrate themselves before him chafed at being bossed around by this boss.
From the WSJ story:
In a private room in China’s Great Hall of the People in November, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sat with President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials as their hosts delivered plates of wilted Caesar salad.
Mr. Trump, in the midst of a five-country tour of Asia, grew concerned the untouched greens would offend the Chinese, according to people familiar with the matter. So he ordered Mr. Tillerson to start. “Rex,” he said, “eat the salad.”
Mr. Tillerson laughed off the remark, but the moment illustrated the at-times awkward relationship between the secretary of state and his boss that came to an abrupt end Tuesday when Mr. Trump announced in a tweet that he had replaced him.
Initially, Mr. Trump brimmed with enthusiasm about the arrival in his cabinet of a seasoned executive, the chairman and chief executive of oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp.
While he had first considered other candidates—former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney—the new president was sold on Mr. Tillerson by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Harold Hamm, an oil billionaire and GOP donor, according to people familiar with the matter.
Next up on CNN, Trump had two scoops of ice cream while Tillerson had one.