Why Rexit marks a dismal new low for the White House

President Trump has done the impossible. He has made me feel sorry for Rex Tillerson.

I urged a "no" vote on his confirmation, because he had no background in foreign policy and his tenure at ExxonMobil suggested that would pursue an amoral approach. He did prove as uninterested as his boss in promoting democracy and human rights, for example stripping out language relating to racial, sexual and ethnic discrimination from an upcoming human rights report.

Tillerson pushed a roughly  30 percent cut in State’s budget, refused to fill vital jobs and unleashed management consultants with a mandate to re-engineer the department — as if it were the underperforming division of a conglomerate determined to raise its stock price.

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