One thing the Trump administration is becoming well known for is its lack of loyalty among staffers and former administration members. No one has any respect for the president, and some of them have no issues blasting him once they are no longer in the White House. Trump’s former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson – who was once Trump’s right hand man – just stunned everyone with his latest words.
Earlier today, Tillerson gave a commencement speech at the Virginia Military Institute that was a major ‘f*ck you’ to Trump. After being fired by Trump less than two months ago, it seems that Tillerson now has no problems speaking his mind and condemning the president, and he didn’t hold back one bit as he spoke about leadership and truth – two things that are truly missing in the Trump White House.
In his speech, Tillerson raised concerns about “the state of our American democracy” and the “growing crisis of ethics and integrity.” Speaking about how critical truth is, Tillerson said:
“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no long grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom. This is the life of non-democratic societies…
A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not, and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness and demand our pursuit of America’s future be fact-based––not based on wishful thinking, not hoped-for outcomes made in shallow promises––but with a clear-eyed view of the facts as they are, and guided by the truth that will set us free to seek solutions to our most daunting challenges.
Tillerson also added “When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth, even on what may see the most trivial of matters, we go wobbly on America.”
Damn! This was like a straight dig at Trump! You can watch Tillerson’s commencement speech at VMI below, with his comments starting at the 53-minute mark:
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