“When the President would say, ‘Here’s what I want to do and here’s how I want to do it.’ And I’d have to say to him, ‘Well Mr. President, I understand what you want to do but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law. It violates [a] treaty,'” Tillerson said Thursday night at a fundraiser in Houston for the MD Anderson Cancer Center, according to a video of the event posted by CBS News.
Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO, said “it was challenging for me” to move from a “disciplined, highly-process oriented” corporation to work for a man “who is pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things.”
"I will be honest with you, it troubles me that the American people seem to want to know so little about issues, that they are satisfied with a 128 characters." — Rex Tillersonhttps://t.co/K8hWTE8TLM
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 7, 2018
In rare public remarks, former Sec. Tillerson says he often had to tell Pres. Trump that a directive "violates the law," and the president "acts on his instincts, in some respects, that looks like impulsiveness, but it’s not his intent to act on impulse." https://t.co/sJ4AbloUls
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 7, 2018