With Tillerson’s Ouster, an Unbound Trump Gets Back to ‘America First’

U.S. President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he gets a briefing on border wall prototypes, San Diego, California, March 13, 2018 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
U.S. President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he gets a briefing on border wall prototypes, San Diego, California, March 13, 2018 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
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For the past 14 months, the refrain of President Donald Trump’s defenders within the U.S. foreign policy community has been to ignore what he says on Twitter and pay attention to what his administration is doing. It’s safe to say Rex Tillerson might have a word or two for them regarding the wisdom of that advice. In the latest stunning development to come out of Trump’s White House, Tillerson was unceremoniously axed as secretary of state, reportedly learning of the news via the president’s Twitter account upon his return from a weeklong tour of Africa. Trump’s explanation for the move, […]

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