Republican consultant Steve Schmidt on Tuesday noted that President Donald Trump had achieved the “highest rank of moron” when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly called him a “f*cking moron.”
While discussing Trump’s recent spat with Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on MSNBC, Schmidt reminded the panel of guests that Tillerson had reportedly called Trump a “moron.”
“He called him an f’ing moron, which not for nothing, is the highest rank of moron that’s achievable,” Schmidt quipped.
“President Trump loves having the highest rank,” host Stephanie Ruhle noted. “He should feel the most special.”
According to Schmidt, Tillerson’s tenure with the Trump administration “comes down to a matter of simple dignity.”
“He’s got to wake up and look at himself in the morning,” he explained. “He doesn’t need this. He’s been totally undercut, completely ineffective as secretary of state.”
Schmidt observed that Corker’s concern about a nuclear war with North Korea was far more serious.
“The president is unfit,” he said. “We’re on the edge of a nuclear crisis in North Korea, president of the United States [is] standing with the combatant commanders and loose talk about nuclear war.”
“When you look at the combination of the incompetence and the malfeasance in Puerto Rico, I have very serious doubts about the capacity of this government to evacuate those [250,000] Americans [in South Korea],” Schmidt added. “And what history teaches us is that leaders tend to think they have the ability to control events but, in fact, it’s the events that drive leaders.”
“And so, we have an incompetent president, judged unfit by the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — and by the way, all of the Republican senators behind closed doors acknowledge this.”
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‘Do you love Puerto Rico?’: Fox News’ Shep Smith rips governor to shreds
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was outed for cold and heartless comments he exchanged about his own island in wake of the horrific hurricanes that destroyed the island in 2017. He's also being forced to ask questions about the corruption involving the funding for hurricane relief. Nearly 1 million people have taken to the streets demanding accountability and action.
In his first interview, Rosselló may have assumed he'd meet a friendly audience on Fox News, but Shep Smith let him have it.
"The corruption is rampant in Puerto Rico," Smith said. "Economically Puerto Rico is in a fiscal crisis, $70 billion in debt and a 13-year recession. In the leaked 900 pages of profanity-laced messages, dubbed RickyGate, after you, sir, you made light of the casualties of the Hurricane Maria, you tossed homophobic and misogynistic remarks, You were calling the former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverit a whore. Of the oversight board that rules Puerto Rico's finances, you said, 'Go F-yourself. And when your representative to that board said he is salivating to shoot the woman who is the mayor of San Juan, you said, 'You’d be doing me a grand favor.' So, attacks on woman, gays, dead relatives on your own island and after that who is left to support you? Is it even safe for you to govern?"
Puerto Ricans launch biggest protest yet against governor
Angry protesters blocked the main road in Puerto Rico's capital on Monday as they launched what was expected to be the largest yet of a wave of demonstrations seeking the resignation of the US territory's embattled governor.
Marching under sunny skies in San Juan, the demonstrators sang, chanted, danced and carried the territory's red, white and blue flag with a lone star.
Altogether, hundreds of thousands were expected to turn out.
Puerto Ricans are up in arms over alleged corruption involving money meant to be for victims of Hurricane Maria in 2017, which left nearly 3,000 dead.
Here are 5 of the wildest and most outrageous comments Trump just made to the press
During an Oval Office meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, President Donald Trump gave rambling and outrageous comments to the press about a wide range of subjects.
Here are just five of the wildest things he said in the meeting:
1. “Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth.”
Trump said he could “win” the war in Afghanistan by simply committing genocide against the entire population.
“If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week,” he said. “I just don’t want to kill 10 million people.”