The Real Reason Trump Fired Tillerson

The abrupt firing Tuesday of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson follows months of infighting between the State Department and White House over efforts by Tillerson to save the Iran nuclear deal and ignore President Donald Trump’s demands that the agreement be fixed or completely scrapped by the United States, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

In the weeks leading up to Tillerson’s departure, he had been spearheading efforts to convince European allies to agree to a range of fixes to the nuclear deal that would address Iran’s ongoing ballistic missile program and continued nuclear research.

While Trump had prescribed a range of fixes that he viewed as tightening the deal’s flaws, Tillerson recently caved to European pressure to walk back these demands and appease Tehran while preserving the deal, according to these sources. The Free Beacon first disclosed this tension last week in a wide-ranging report.

White House allies warned Tillerson’s senior staff for weeks that efforts to save the nuclear deal and balk on Trump’s key demands regarding the deal could cost Tillerson his job, a warning that became reality Tuesday when Trump fired Tillerson by tweet.

 

Read more at the Free Beacon.

 

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MARYANN33
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When Trump gets his children out of the White House things will be better. He must only listen to his Gut and his God….God will guide him as he said he would.

Steve Gertz
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MSM would have you believe he was fired because he called Trump a moron. I knew there was much more to the story!

MARYANN33
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He was always the wrong choice…Maybe Jared picked the leftist.

Patsy Autry
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That is unfortunate.
I listened to Tillerson on 60 minutes and was impressed by his knowledge, and values.
I hate to see such a good guy go out over Iran.
But then again, if the Iranians hate us, we earned it.
We, our CIA killed their democratically elected President in 1953.
Then we installed a US puppet we called the Shah who ruled for several decades.
Our foreign policy makes more enemies than friends.

MARYANN33
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McMaster must be next…..Not on the Trump Train.

Patsy Autry
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There is no room for unilateral action. Get with the program or get going.