US Secretary of State distancing himself from Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a meeting with members of his Cabinet at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a meeting with members of his Cabinet at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2017. 

US Secretary of State distancing himself from Trump

Tillerson lashed out at Trump for his stance on the racist violence in Virginia during an interview on Sunday with the American TV Fox News.

He said that the President does not speak for the country and people.

A US citizen drove his car into the crowed in anti ‘white supremacy’ protest in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug 12.

The 20-year-old man is well-known for his ‘Neo-Nazism’ ideas.

Although Trump initially denounced the racist violence, his remarks blaming ‘the two sides’ prompted much criticism.

Trump’s general approach towards racial discrimination has also faced global objections.

The United Nations, for instance, has called on US politicians to strongly condemn the racist and hate crimes in Charlottesville and other parts of the country.

“We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred,” the UN website quoted Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) as saying.

Answering a question whether he is distancing himself from the President way of thinking regarding racism, the US Secretary of State referred to the speech he made the previous week at the US Department of States.

In his address, Tillerson condemned hate and racist crimes as well as those who support such crimes.

In recent days, some reports have suggested that some US veteran diplomats working with the Trump administration preferred to step down and that some have even been pushed out of the White House.

‘Tracey Ann Jacobson, 52, a career foreign service officer who served as acting director of the Bureau for International Organization Affairs, announced her plans to take early retirement’ on Friday, according to the Foreign Policy magazine.

The announcement comes ‘just three weeks before President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his maiden address before world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate,’ the American magazine added.

The Foreign Policy also reported that ‘William Rivington Brownfield, who has been serving as US Assistant Secretary of State of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs since January 10, 2011, has told his department that he would also step down by the end of September.’

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  1. All of the idiots who are turning the charlestown tragedy into Trump’s crime should go back to his initial comments. He did not give his voice to either side.
    The MSM is driving this nonsense. Any 1 of the major news corps may as well be driving the car that day. CNN would not trade away this news story if doing so could bring back a life.
    The media and you all allowed Bush, and Cheney to get away with mass murder, and you want to throw rocks at Trump. They should investigate and report the truth about 911. And we should be screaming mad until they do so. But they won’t tell the 911 truth, and you people won’t scream. You are all phony milk toast idiots. I say let President Trump do his job!

  2. Did President Trump commit a crime whrn he blamed both sides? I think not. What antifa is will soon become known. It is a morally bankrupt union which uses paid ruffians to incite the hatred “they” hate.
    There are 2 sides to every story. The man who filmed the tragedy worked, or works for our state department. He may know more about why the man raced his car into the crowd, than he’s telling.
    Let the impartial detectives investigate this crime, and then make judgement.
    As for Rex? Well he knows better than to speak out against the boss. One rule in business is to publicly back your people in situations like this. And then behind closed doors deal with the problem. I’m guessing Tillerson’s words are being taken out of context.

  3. The Trump administration is disintegrating from within like the house of cards it has proven to be. No one other than Trump himself is responsible for the disaster that he and he alone has created. Not the deep state, whom his supporters claim, but it is Trump himself who is responsible for the chaotic disarray, diplomatic bumbling both here and abroad and the overall mess he has created. Trump’s promise to drain the swamp now rings hollow, as he continues to make himself the fool on the world stage, embarrassing Americans and turning the nation further into a laughing stock while at the same time the rest of the world trembles in fear this buffoon could start a third world war in a pique of childish anger. Corruption, nepotism, and just plain ignorance of not only national but international affairs marks Trump’s foray into national politics and he is failing miserably.
    Trump’s days are now numbered and his removal will hopefully bring down the rest of that administration.

    • His latest outrage over pardoning Joe Arpaio has added more fuel to the fire of impeachment. His own party has turned against him. He has now, no power in congress, no favors to call in and almost no support. He has, for all practical purposes, become a sitting lame duck president, with 3 1/2 years to go and yet he is facing the very real possibility of impeachment this fall.
      Trump is a national embarrassment. Those who continue to support this buffoon: the ignorant near literate rednecks and racists, beer swilling bikers on their Harleys and the evangelical/fundamentalist nut cases who also support israel, place the blame on everyone else for Trump’s failures, and lack of humanity, lack of empathy and his inability to see that he is involved in something he knows nothing about all the while flailing about like a child throwing a temper tantrum.

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