Trump Blasts His 'Dumb as a Rock' Ex-secretary of State After Congressional Briefing

Rex Tillerson reportedly told a group of bipartisan lawmakers this week that Russian President Vladimir Putin was more prepared for a key meeting in Germany than President Trump

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waves goodbye after speaking aat the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Twitter Thursday. The attack comes after the Washington Post reported Tillerson told a  group of bipartisan lawmakers this week that Russian President Vladimir Putin was more prepared for a key meeting in Germany than President Trump.

Trump wrote on Twitter, “Rex Tillerson, a man who is “dumb as a rock” and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany. I don’t think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!”

Tillerson spoke at the request of House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and was reportedly only expected for a short briefing, but stayed for over two-hours.

Tillerson was fired in March 2018 after his relationship with Trump deteriorated, with Tillerson reportedly calling Trump a “moron” at one point and Trump later challenging him to an IQ test.