'I Got #Tillersoned' Becomes Viral Meme as Twitter Users Share Bad Breakup Stories

#Tillersoned immediately began trending on Twitter as users joked about the abrupt manner in which Rex Tillerson was rumored to have found out he was fired by Donald Trump

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on as he holds a joint press conference with Nigeria's Foreign Minister in Abuja, on March 12, 2018.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on as he holds a joint press conference with Nigeria's Foreign Minister in Abuja, on March 12, 2018. Credit: AFP PHOTO / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST
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U.S. President Donald Trump fired U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday, saying the two had a "different mindset" on key issues and "we disagreed on things" including the international nuclear accord with Iran.

A statement by Tillerson aid Steve Goldstein led reporters to believe Tillerson found out he had been fired over Twitter - the platform Trump made the announcement on.  

Goldstein was promptly fired by the White house and conflicting reports claim that Tillerson was informed ahead of the announcement. 

"I got #Tillersoned" became a viral meme as Twitter users shared bad breakup stories and joked about the abrupt manner in which Tillerson was fired.

“#tillersoned is now a verb.,” wrote one user on Twitter. “I got #Tillersoned when my bf made out with another girl at a bar. Where I worked.  While I was on shift. At one of my tables,” joked another.

“I've never been #Tillersoned but I imagine it's probably even more hurtful when the person is an ocean away on another continent,” added another.

“I once #Tillersoned an ex by changing my Facebook status to "single."

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