Twitter Asks if Trump Fired Tillerson Over Russia Comments: ‘NEVER Blame Putin’


The Beltway was rocked, Tuesday morning, with the stunning news — first reported by the Washington Post and later confirmed by President Donald Trump on Twitter — that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out as the nation’s top diplomat.

Twitter absolutely lit up over the shocking news — with many pointing out that Tillerson went much further in condemning Russia than the White House did Monday over a chemical attack in the U.K. on a former Russian spy.

While the Post reported that Tillerson was asked on Friday to step aside, many have questioned the timing of the announcement coming the morning after his condemnations of Russia.

The AP’s Josh Lederman tweeted:

Here’s a sampling of the social media reaction.

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