Listen: Cancercenter Tillerson, Donald Trump And President discussed on 24 Hour News
"Our newsroom chief of staff. John Kelly out of a job White House officials say Kelly is resigning after nearly a year and a half amid tensions with the president will have more from CBS news at two thirty one will former secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking publicly about what led to his firing in March by President Trump CBS news political contributor. Bob Schieffer interviewed Tillerson in Houston Thursday at a dinner to benefit MD Anderson Cancer Center. Former secretary of State Rex Tillerson is speaking publicly about what led to his firing in March by President Trump CBS news political contributor. Bob Schieffer, interviewed Tillerson in Houston at a dinner to benefit MD Anderson. Cancercenter Tillerson said the greatest foreign threats are China's rising influence and what he called belligerent Russia. He also talked about the president. How would you describe Donald Trump? Well, most of you, probably know know, some of this, but I had never met Donald Trump until the day. He asked me to be secretary of state he acts on his instincts in some respects that looks like impulsiveness, but it's not as intent to act on impulse. I think he really is trying to act on his instincts was challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process oriented, Exxon Mobil, corporation to go to work for a man, who is pretty undisciplined. Doesn't doesn't like to read doesn't read briefing reports doesn't doesn't like to get into the details of a lot of things. But rather just kind of says, look, this is what I believe and you can try to convince me otherwise. But most of the time you're not going to do that. How did your relationship go off the rails? Well, I think. Part of it was obviously, we are starkly different and our styles. We did not have a common value system. When the president said, well, here's what I wanna do. And here's how to do it. And I'd have to say to him. We'll miss president understand what you wanna do. But you can't do it that way. Violates the law it, violates treaty. You know, he got really frustrated I didn't know how to conduct my fares with him any other way, very straightforward fashion. And I think he grew tired of me being the guy every day that told me you can't do that. And let's talk about what we can do. That's very very interesting. Interesting interesting.."