Trump Overrules Tillerson, Rejecting Elliott Abrams for Deputy Secretary of State


Ed note–another one of those ‘NUH-HUH, NUH-HUH, TOLD YA TRUMP WAS OWNED BY THE NEOCONS’ that proved to be a dud, like the others. And no, I don’t buy into the notion that Trump interceded on this matter because he only recently learned of the article that Abrams–convicted of lying to Congress concerning the Iran Contra affair on behalf of Israel–had written in the Weekly Standard 7 months ago trying to derail his candidacy. He was sending a message all the way to Tel Aviv that there are new rules in place. 

This is what Trump does, one minute hot, the next minute cold, and all done in order to confuse his enemies and dismantle the plans they have made against him.


Mr. Trump overruled his newly minted secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, and rejected the secretary’s choice for his deputy at the department, two people briefed on the decision said Friday.

The deputy’s job was denied for Elliott Abrams, a conservative who had served under President Ronald Reagan and President George W. Bush, deals a blow to Mr. Tillerson in his first week on the job. The rejection of Mr. Abrams leaves Mr. Tillerson without a sherpa to help guide the first-time government official around the State Department headquarters.

Mr. Trump had a productive meeting with Mr. Abrams on Tuesday, according to a White House official and a person close to Mr. Abrams. But after it took place, Mr. Trump learned of Mr. Abrams’s pointed criticisms of the president when he was running for president, the administration official said. Among those criticisms was a column headlined “When You Can’t Stand Your Candidate,” which appeared in May 2016 in The Weekly Standard.

Mr. Trump has been increasingly focused on who was with him or against him during his campaign, according to several people who have spoken with him in recent days.

Mr. Tillerson had argued strongly for Mr. Abrams. So had Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and a senior adviser. Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas who is closely aligned with friends of Mr. Abrams’, and some members of the pro-Israel lobbying group Aipac, had been reaching out to Democratic senators to impress upon them the importance of Mr. Abrams receiving Senate confirmation.

Aides to Mr. Trump did not respond to an email seeking comment.

  1. #1 by roberthstiver on 02/11/2017 - 9:34

    I don’t much care about how we got here: the mere fact that the Zionist son-of-a-bitch Abrams will not be DEPSECSTATE has my 73-year-old body wanting to do a cartwheel.

  2. #2 by nooralhaqiqa on 02/11/2017 - 9:34

    Keep cleaning that swamp Mr. Trump. And keep them guessing.

    We do live in interesting times, and for once it does not feel like quite the curse it did a few years ago.

  3. #3 by aj on 02/11/2017 - 9:34

    Very, very nice.

  4. #4 by Frederick on 02/11/2017 - 9:34

    The vampire zombie elliott abrams was wanted by Tillerson, Kushner and that total ass-wipe jew puppet Tom Cotton! This jew agent abrams has been around forever; isn’t it time he have an accident? How could Tillerson & Kushner choose this jew criminal?? Phew, that was close! Good job, Donald!

  5. #5 by 5 dancing shlomos on 02/11/2017 - 9:34

    never thought eliot the lunatic would get appointed
    just fake rumour spread by fake humans, fake americans
    that tillerson wanted the traitor is also fake
    tillerson wanted the loon to clean outhouses deep, far and away
    no where near to state
    probably blackmailed cotton supported the criminal for a spot somewhere

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