“Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is, once again, facing criticism for the perception that he isn’t doing enough to fulfill his duties as America’s top diplomat.
The latest Tillersonian controversy pertains to his inadequate presence at the United Nations this week, according to NBC News. Three senior State Department officials told NBC that Tillerson either skipped or ignored a number of meetings with foreign delegations during the General Assembly, resulting in either United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley or Vice President Mike Pence appearing in his stead. Meanwhile Trump’s national security adviser, H. R. McMaster, appeared by President Donald Trump’s side during UN meetings on Monday.” MORE
“It was a stunning moment. On Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested that the president of the United States does not speak for American values.
After deflecting questions from Fox News’ Chris Wallace about President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacist groups who incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, by saying that he and the State Department “represent America’s values,” Tillerson said that “the president speaks for himself.”
Tillerson’s statement caps a tumultuous two weeks in which Trump demonstrated that he has abandoned essential duties of the office, failing to provide basic, measured responses to violence and natural disasters.” MORE