Rex Tillerson said that he and the US President did not have a common system of values.
The former US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson believes that the US President Donald Trump gave him instructions, the execution of which would be illegal and contrary to existing agreements. This former foreign Minister said during a speech in Houston (Texas), the record was published on Friday on the website of the CBS channel.
Tillerson was asked why Trump in March sent him to resign. “I think it’s partly because of the deep differences in our styles. We did not have a common system of values,” the former Secretary of state replied.
When the President said, ” this is what I want to do, and this is how,” I had to answer him, “Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law, it violates the agreement, ” Tillerson said. According to him, the answers of this kind “really disappointed” the US President.
The former Secretary of state added that he did not know how to behave with the American leader differently than “really straightforwardly.” “I think he’s tired of me telling him every day,’ You can’t do this, let’s discuss what we can do, ‘ Tillerson said.
The former head of the US foreign Ministry also described trump as a person who “acts instinctively”, “is quite undisciplined, does not like to read.” According to Tillerson, the American leader, in particular, does not like to read official reports and “delve into details on many issues.” As noted by former Secretary of state, it was complicated for him, the interaction with the President of the United States.
Tillerson was dismissed in March. Michael Pompeo took his place.