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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister B View Post
    She has people to report to...
    And who would that be?
    C’mon spit out the donut! Let’s hear your conspiracy theory!

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    Knowing Trump, the replacement's not going to be an improvement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Lets not wave that first women flag to hard. Trump had a lot of "first women" that have left as well.

    So aquiring a job as last man standing is not an accomplishment. Running out of qualified prospects of any gender is not a virtue.
    No flag waving, just a simple 'congratulations' for being nominated.

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    Never really cared for T Rex ... bye - bye ))

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    Putin thought Tillerson would play ball. It turns out Tillerson after finding out what Russia was up to in the West and around the world said NO THANKS to Russia. Tillerson has all the money he needs and he doesn't sleep around on his wife so they couldn't blackmail him with anything. He basically did something very troubling to both Trump and Putin, he stayed honest. He put America ahead of greed and because they had no leverage against him, they got rid of him by firing him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Putin thought Tillerson would play ball. It turns out Tillerson after finding out what Russia was up to in the West and around the world said NO THANKS to Russia. Tillerson has all the money he needs and he doesn't sleep around on his wife so they couldn't blackmail him with anything. He basically did something very troubling to both Trump and Putin, he stayed honest. He put America ahead of greed and because they had no leverage against him, they got rid of him by firing him.
    By tweet. Classless, IMO.

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    A good lesson for those who would make assumptions. Tillerson wound up to be one of the better picks Trump made because he didn't perform as expected. He was a disappointment to Trump and that's a good thing.
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    Tillerson lost a lot of money to take the job of SOS and actually come into compliance with the law to avoid conflict of interest. To bad Trump and his family aren't that honest.

    For his part, Tillerson is lost money by agreeing to his exit deal with ExxonMobil giving up about $7 million in compensation he'd have received through about $4 million in cash bonuses and about $3 million from the sale of stock. He'll also be giving up access to various company services, including retiree medical and dental benefits, and administrative, financial and tax support. On top of that, if Tillerson, for whatever reason, gets back into the oil and gas industry within the next decade, he'll forfeit the entire trust. In a nice little touch, the money will be given to "one or more charities involved in fighting poverty or disease in the developing world" instead.

    In addition, Tillerson agreed to sell off the more than 600,000 shares of Exxon stock he owned, worth about $54 million, to become SOS.

    The company's board of directors and Tillerson agreed to completely split. Tillerson got cash in exchange for the 2 million shares of Exxon stock he would have received over the next ten years as part of his original agreement. The money went into an independent trust that will be strictly prohibited from investing in Exxon stock. The funds will be managed in strict accordance with government ethics rules, according to Exxon.

    Meanwhile, the president of the United States has yet to really distance himself from his numerous companies, he has his grown children run his businesses. We know Jarred and Ivanka said they would divest so they could advise their dad as President but instead they are up to their necks with conflicts of interest as they are still very involved in their own businesses.

    Rex Tillerson Splits With ExxonMobil To Avoid Conflicts of Interest, While Trump Keeps on Conflicting | Houston Press
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...lumn/99955864/
    Last edited by Eve1; 13th March 2018 at 09:47 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Funny thing about that goodbye speech, which I agree was very nice... He said thank you to the American people, America's network of diplomats, and his state department staff.

    ...but he didn't thank President Trump.

    Tillerson fails to thank Trump after firing

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