As everyone knows by now, the Very Stable Genius-in-Chief has summarily fired Rex Tillerosn — the Secretary of State, and 4th in line for the Presidency; Tillerson learned via a tweet.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
That was it. That’s how Rex Tillerson learned he had been fired. There is no nice way to say it, nothing that can excuse the global humiliation of that kind of treatment or the uncertainty it introduces into our global relations: There is something misshapen inside Donald Trump, something deformed, something putrid.