Don't Contradict Trump Or You Might Get Fired

Mar 13, 2018

The White House fired a top State Department official after he contradicted the White House's account of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ouster on Tuesday. Steve Goldstein, an under secretary at the department, said Tillerson was "unaware of the reason" for his firing, despite claims by the White House that Tillerson was given the news last Friday. While Trump said he made a unilateral decision to fire Tillerson, the two had "been talking about this a long time.