The reason Tillerson called Trump a ‘fucking moron’ at that Pentagon meeting
Like Washington’s own version of “Serial,” one of D.C.’s great mysteries — besides the exact shade of the president’s citrus-colored makeup — has been solved: The reason why Rex Tillerson called Donald Trump a “fucking moron” following a July 20 Pentagon meeting is because the president is a fucking moron. More specifically, because the president is a fucking moron who lacks even a basic understanding of nuclear weaponry or military protocol.
On Wednesday morning, NBC reported that during that now-infamous gathering back in July — in a room full of the country’s most important national security advisers — the toddler-in-chief threw a temper tantrum when he was shown a chart that illustrated how our country has steadily reduced its nuclear stockpile over the past 50 years. Trump didn’t like that.
Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve.
… Trump’s advisers, among them the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, were surprised. Officials briefly explained the legal and practical impediments to a nuclear buildup and how the current military posture is stronger than it was at the height of the build-up.
… It was soon after the meeting broke up that officials who remained behind heard Tillerson say that Trump is a “moron.”
(Note: That comment was later upgraded to a “fucking moron,” which seems more appropriate.)
According to NBC, Trump’s demands for more nukes (plus more troops and military equipment) “raised questions about his familiarity with the nuclear posture and other issues, officials said.”
Wait, a reality TV show host who has bragged about sexually assaulting women and likely colluded with Russia to win a presidential election when the majority of Americans voted for his opponent has no idea how to be president? Shocking!
POTUS, on the other hand, seemed to think the meeting went well:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2017