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    Tillerson drops a 'truth bomb'

    The truth is out there...I have some newfound respect for Tillerson.

    Rex Tillerson just majorly trolled Donald Trump
    Speaking to soon-to-be graduates of the Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, Tillerson dropped this truth bomb:

    "If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom."

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    Things were never really the same after reports surfaced last fall that Tillerson had called Trump a "moron" in a Pentagon meeting in the summer of 2017. Tillerson didn't deny using that word, although he sought to shame the press for even covering it. Which means, of course, that he said it.

    Then there was the time when Tillerson directly refused to provide Trump cover following the President's "both sides" comments about the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    "The President speaks for himself," Tillerson remarked at the time.

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    Tillerson is no dummy. He knew what he was doing. The use of the phrase "alternative realities" is no accident. Neither are these lines from the Tillerson speech:

    "A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness and demand our pursuit of America's future be fact-based -- not based on wishful thinking, not hoped-for outcomes made in shallow promises, but with a clear-eyed view of the facts as they are, and guided by the truth that will set us free to seek solutions to our most daunting challenges."

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    Tillerson warns of ethical crisis among U.S. leaders in speech @ VMI

    Tillerson warns of ethical crisis among U.S. leaders in speech


    Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday appeared to offer an implicit rebuke of his old boss, as he warned of a "growing crisis in ethics and integrity" during a commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute.

    “As I reflect upon the state of our American democracy, I observe a growing crisis in ethics and integrity,” Tillerson told the graduates. “If we do not as Americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both public and private sector — and regrettably, at times, even the non-profit sector — then American democracy, as we know it, is entering its twilight years.”

    The ex-diplomat — who did not mention President Donald Trump by name — also delivered a pointed commentary on the importance of truth in political discourse, and insisted that “a common set of facts” was essential to maintaining a free society.

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    “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” Tillerson said. “A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not, and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness, and demand our pursuit of America's future be fact-based.”
    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-ethics-591876

    I'm so glad Tillerson's speech was at VMI. I wish Tillerson's speech would be discussed at every service academy and every public college and university as well.

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    Mods, please merge with this thread...

    Tillerson drops a 'truth bomb'

    @HayJenn, @Djinn
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    I always felt Tillerson was too honest for the Trump team. He has class, something the rest of the billionaires,still hanging on,fleecing tax payers,do not have.
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    So, team Trump is too unethical for the Exxon guy who paid millions to “scientists” to deny man made climate change. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday13 View Post
    Mods, please merge with this thread...

    Tillerson drops a 'truth bomb'
    Done.
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