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Rex Tillerson's Last Act: Leave Quietly or Go Down Fighting

| Mar. 13, 2018

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On Tuesday morning, President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by tweet (hours before actually talking to the secretary personally). Only the timing and method come as a surprise: The former Exxon chief executive's exit was foretold in March, June, July and through most of October and November. Tillerson's coup de grace was so drawn out that it even earned its own Beltway shorthand: the Rexit....

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For Academic Citation: Evans, Alexandra T. and Evan D. McCormick.“Rex Tillerson's Last Act: Leave Quietly or Go Down Fighting.” The Washington Post, March 13, 2018.

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