Dead Drop: December 7

Updated — December 9

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A RUDE PLACE:  Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Trump have exchanged verbal shots.  At an event in Texas a few days ago, Tillerson said the President is “undisciplined, doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things, but rather just kind of says, “This is what I believe.” The next day Trump proved that he DOES read – or got a briefing anyway — since he fired back  with a tweet saying Tillerson “didn’t have the mental capacity needed (as SECSTATE). He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough.  He was lazy as hell.”  Editorial note:  Ouch.

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