MSNBC Analyst Jeremy Bash Tears Into ‘Wimp’ Trump Over ‘Weak’ and ‘Gutless’ Tillerson Firing
MSNBC analyst Jeremy Bash did not mince words when it came to how he felt about President Donald Trump firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via a tweet.
“I just want to go back to this point about the manner in which Tillerson was fired — we’re talking about it’s mean, it’s embarrassing — it’s actually just weak,” Bash told Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday. “It’s like gutless. Only a wimp does that, someone who doesn’t want to face the consequences of telling someone directly: ‘Hey, this isn’t working out, I want to make a change.'”
Bash, a former chief of staff at the Department of Defense and the CIA (as well as Dana Bash’s ex-husband), added that the move shows off the president’s weakness to the world:
“I want to say our president of the United States is transmitting absolute weakness to everybody around the world,” he added. “And for someone who, you know, thinks of himself as a strongman, he’s sending exactly the wrong message.”
Wallace pivoted to discussing the very abrupt ouster of John McEntee, Trump’s body man, over a “security issue.”
“I think it’s clear that individuals who have worked at this White House were not properly vetted,” Bash explained. “His team came in a chaotic environment. There was not the appropriate vetting. People did not have the right credentials… It shows there is a major crisis engulfing this West Wing in terms of the credentials and capabilities of some of the staff there.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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