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Rex Tillerson reportedly discovered he was fired from Donald Trump’s Tweet



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Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

Age of the Internet?

Sacked United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is said to have discovered he was fired only after seeing President Donald Trump‘s tweet.

The State Department reportedly confirmed the news to CNN’s Elise Labott, according to a tweet by journalist Javi Morgado.

Tillerson was just yesterday in Nigeria, and was expected to move on to Chad.

Trump, on Tuesday, announced that Tillerson would be stepping down from his position, and will be replaced by Mike Pompeo.

Photo Credit: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images


  1. Californiabawlar

    March 13, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    A whole former Exxon boss. This is what happens when you cast your pearls before swine.

  2. bruno

    March 13, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    exxon mobile boss, so? its only in Nigeria where people thinks working in an oil company is such a big deal or even being a doctor is such a big deal. well what can i say. uncivilised country=uncivilised mentality.

    meanwhile, the russian collision/Russian interferance with the election, trump has been cleared on all charges brought against him. no evidence was found. hillary suck it. keep America great .KAG

    • Engoz

      March 13, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Lol, that’s not how it works and Trump has not been cleared yet. Only the House Republicans has released a statement. The Senate Intelligence committee and other intelligence agencies are still conducting their own investigation. Nevertheless, the Russian thing is boring, can’t wait for it to be over.

    • Nito

      March 13, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      bruno working in an oil company is a big deal anyway in the world. That’s why its called oil money.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      March 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      Bruno, I don’t think you understand what it means to become the Chief Executive of one of the highest revenue earning companies in the world.

      Let’s leave out the oil and gas element of it, for one minute.

      It means that you have the confidence of major bodies of investors (institutional as well as private) that you can continue to grow their equity in the business. It means that you’re at the helm of leading an internationally established company towards achieving its expected profits and strategizing on new corporate goals that continue to find ways to step ahead of the competition, even in the kind of tight market caused by the oil slump. You’re entirely liable for preserving the company’s reputation and how the brand is received by customers/stakeholders, plus responsible for the livelihood of tens of thousands of employees. If the regulator comes calling, it’s your head on the plate even if whatever business scandal was due to the actions of a janitor.

      This man (even though he wasn’t without his own failings as a leader) led EM effectively for over 10 years (getting more leverage in Russia and the M/E were major pass points) and was inches away from fully earning his $180million retirement payout before he just decided to give it all up, for the political post.

      I agree with C-Bawler, he only had 6 months to go and could have just retired, with dignity and career rewards fully intact while supporting Trump’s administration in other non-visible ways. His political ambition was his failing, now he’s just the Sec. of State who was sacked on twitter.

      This truly is casting your pearls before swine.

    • Ope

      March 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      Hello Bruno,

      First it is Mobil not Mobile so I’m assuming you don’t even know what you are talking about. Can you at least google Exxon Mobil? I went to the Number 1 business school( google this also) globally for my MBA and the CFO of Exxon Mobil’s daughter was my class mate- for this reason alone she was highly respected and so was her dad.

      Don’t open your mouth and act like they are talking about Forte Oil- Exxon Mobil is a Fortune 100 company, highly respected and this man should not have dined with swines like the first commenter noted.

      You are indeed very brainless like all the other commenters on every post always tried to point out.

      Read a Book Bruno.
      First time commenter on any Blog.

    • Californiabawlar

      March 13, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      Lol. Bruno, we’re not talking about celebrity gist or who wore it best, so please saunter off.
      People don’t just stumble their way into becoming the CEO of the world’s 10th largest company by revenue. He held that position for 10 solid years before downgrading himself to go work for Trump.
      Wait sef, why am I talking to you? Bih you couldn’t even spell the company name right ?

      p.s. Being a medical doctor is a big deal everywhere in the world. So is working in O&G (in a technical capacity), especially if you live in a petro-economy. Person wey hin worldview no pass film and E network dey talk ‘only in Nigeria’. If you don’t shift….

    • Bruno the trump dog

      March 13, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Lol. Eleyi o mo nkan to nlo. If you don’t know stuff. Please keep quiet.

    • Nky

      March 14, 2018 at 3:17 am

      Stay informed. He has not been cleared. The House Republicans hurriedly ended the investigation and put out a report contrary to the intelligence community’s findings that Russia did intervene with the goal of aiding Trump. Besides Mueller is still investigating. MAGA! Mueller Ain’t Going Away!!!

    • tunmi

      March 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Ope, and you just had to go and prove Bruno’s point.

  3. Ope

    March 13, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Also Bruno- behind a doctor, an attorney is a highly noble profession anywhere in the world.

    Physicians are one of the most respected and highly remunerated professions in the USA. A black physician will Automatically be looked upon differently as soon as he is seen in his lab coat- so once again, please read a book.

  4. bruno

    March 13, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I don’t know why ur calling my name or talking to me. pls don’t speak to me I don’t know u.
    I dont like dirty dishes and I dont like dirty b!tches

    I dont insult people anymore cause I’m a changed person, but gurl dont be fooled, I can give u 2014 bruno. #KAG

    • californiabawlar

      March 13, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Awwww! Poor Bruno couldn’t come up with anything witty. What happened? Your tv service got disconnected so you can’t keep up with faking it anymore? Chile miss me with all that buffoonery. Olodo rabata. You couldn’t address the issues raised so you decided to scatter the ground like the market woman you wish you were.

      @2014 Bruno… whooooo this bih is shaking the table! I’m so scared! Lmaoooo so this is what happens when internet trolls start drinking their own Koolaid, ehn? Look, just like in real life. no one cared then, no one cares now.

  5. Tracy Edward

    March 13, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I am very sad that you guys who left your massages and the likes, like you guys are the ones putting your own cuntry down. Nigerians stop condeming your country stop this stupidity, it is so foolish. Praise your country Nigeria, which country on this earth is good? Live in another country you will see that, they all have problems. God bless Nigeria in Christ Jesus Amen.

    • I'mJustSayn'

      March 13, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      cuntry hehehe

    • Funmilola

      March 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      What are you saying?

  6. Blowfish

    March 14, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Wow. Bruno is trending on this comment section. Hian! How did that happen??

  7. James

    March 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

    He was the head of Exxon-Mobil for 10 years but couldn’t fathom that working for Trump was never going to end well for him. Poor judgement on his part I must say. You only need to look at the history of Trump to know that the man-child only cares about one person, himself.

    Was Tillerson asked by Trump to come and work for him or did he make himself available for the job? He could have said no like so many others did. Look at all the others Trump has dumped. The man has no integrity.

    • Lilo

      March 14, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      I agree. The fact that Rudy Giuliani, a known egotistical power hungry soul declined to be part of Trump ‘s administration despite campaigning for him and endorsing him was baba nla red flag that we don enter one chance in this America. That should have been a clue to Tillerson to just be Trump’s compadre/supporter from a far. Just like in my family I already know the ones I can’t do business with cos family go scatter last last. So to preserve family ties, let’s lulu not do business to begin with. Shame on Tillerson jare. Now he can’t rewrite his own biography without “fired on Twitter while visiting Africa on business “
      Not that he was phenomenal leader at XOM anyways cos they are still taking financial loss on all the lousy deals he signed just to build diplomatic ties. Ti e ba e T-Rex!

  8. Ranyinudo

    March 14, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    What is it with Nigerians and name dropping. Exxonmobil boss for I’m sure the man has more humility in him than most of you who only managed to intern at Total ( if at all). All professions are noble! There’s dignity in labour-whatever legit job you are doing.

    He joined Trumps administration because he had something to offer. Too bad President Trump didn’t see it.

    • Lailatu

      March 14, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      @Ranyinudo, most reasonable comment so far. He went there to serve. So in addition to being a former exxonmobil boss, he will always be a former US secretary of state, it doesnt matter if he was fired, that is no mean feat.

  9. isaid!!

    March 14, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    @lailatu, i was beginning to wonder if going to serve ones country has become less prestigious.He has done his bit, someone else will continue… But when the role calls of sec of states of US are being taken..his name will be there not mine.

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