Fox News host Shepard Smith was stunned on Friday to see that a “rhetorical war” was “heating up between Rex Tillerson and the president.”
“Remember last July, it was widely reported that Tillerson called the president a moron after a tense meeting with advisers,” Smith explained. “Later, Tillerson would not deny he said it, but he also said he wouldn’t resign. Later he was replaced and now President Trump is going after him. It happened just minutes ago. Our chief White House correspondent John Roberts has the details from the north lawn. Wow!”
Roberts, for his part, explained that not only had Tillerson reportedly called Trump a “moron” — some sources said that Tillerson called him an “f-ing moron.”
“So we don’t know exactly what was said,” Roberts said with a chuckle.
Later, Smith noted that Trump had also announced some important nominations on Friday, “which is what we were going to go to John Roberts for, until whatever that was.”
House Republicans have 3 key defenses of Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign — and they’re all terrible
To any halfway objective observer, the first day of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which are ongoing as of this writing, have not gone well for Trump’s defenders.
Bill Taylor, the top US ambassador in Kyiv, and veteran State Department official George Kent came off as principled and non-partisan as they delivered damning testimony about the Trump regime’s multifaceted campaign to coerce the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into fringe right-wing conspiracy theories designed to deflect blame for interfering in the 2016 election from Russia and onto Ukraine.
Progressives hilariously ridicule Donald Trump Jr.’s new book with their own Trump triggers #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr
President Donald Trump's eldest child and namesake has published a book about liberals he says are "triggered" by conservatives. Ironically, it seems Donald Trump Jr. is the one who seems to be triggered by the reception he's getting from some on his book tour.
The hashtag, #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr has nothing to do with Jr's new book, rather it's progressives using his book title to mock the Trump child. Internet users were torn between mocking the young Trump for desperately trying to get his father's attention, scrambling to seem relevant, trying to launch his own political career, trying to make his own money and so much more.
‘The mess right in front of us’: Impeachment hearings reveal as much about dishonest congressional GOPers as Trump
If the point of Wednesday's public testimony opening impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump were meant to show off credible accounts from straight-laced, super-patriotic, service-oriented diplomats, they were bulls-eyes.
If the point of Republican questionings was to make a mockery of the proceedings, they may have boomeranged—the Republicans are the ones who come across as partisan nitpickers intentionally trying to misdirect the point, underlying meaning and urgency of these proceedings.
If the overall tone, as Democratic leaders insist, was supposed to reflect somber, serious, sober consideration, well, they did that and more. Indeed, they made it downright scary to learn that Donald Trump and his team are running around in ways that show little respect for other nations, no understanding of diplomacy and no ability to actually handle appropriate communications within his team.