Diplomacy isn't easy ... especially if your boss is Donald Trump.
Speaking at Stanford on Wednesday, according to Vanity Fair, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shared this fun insight into White House foreign policy:
Uhhh ... what? So the secretary of state just looks at print-outs of Trump's incoherent tweets and tries to turn them into something resembling coherent foreign policy?
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Well, let's look at what ol' Rexy has to deal with.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL. Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017
Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait for what should be EASY D!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
Behold, the foundations of U.S. dipomacy. But just in case Tillerson needs some extra input, here's a look at some of Trump's tweets from before he became president.
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2013
Tillerson doesn't deserve our pity. He wasn't forced to become Trump's Twitter interpreter. But, yeah, good luck with that, Rex.