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Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

04:16 Wed Mar 14, 2018


BBC

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Report by: BBC

The Las Vegas shootings were Donald Trump’s first experience of being consoler-in-chief.

After a man barricaded himself into the Mandalay Bay hotel and over a terrifying 10 minutes opened fire on concertgoers below, killing dozens and injuring hundreds, the president went to Vegas and met families, first responders, medics and the emergency services.

He left on Air Force One later that day feeling the day had gone as well as it could have, given the circumstances. But by the time he got back to Washington, his mood had darkened considerably.

And there were two reasons for it.

For a start, his visit to Vegas was NOT leading the bulletins on cable news channels. But secondly it’s what WAS the top story that tipped him over the edge and into a hair-raising (lacquer allowing) rage.

The lead item – with whooshes and flashes and giant straps rushing urgently across the bottom of the screen – was the news that Rex Tillerson had refused to deny that he had called Donald Trump a “moron” (with expletive attached).



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