According to NBC News, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly referred to President Trump as a “moron” earlier this summer. This prompted a press conference from Tillerson in which he repeatedly stressed that his boss, Donald Trump, was incredibly smart and handsome.
— Slate (@Slate) October 4, 2017
This was apparently enough to satisfy Trump:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2017
Personally, I’m tired of hearing how “weird” or “uncomfortable to watch” or “incredibly strange” it is that the Secretary of State was “forced” to hold a press conference in which he kissed Trump’s ass and told the world how great he was. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s quite charming. Allow me to explain.
It’s actually good when you say your boss rules and kicks major ass. Here’s why:
Reason number one: It makes your boss happy.
Reason number two: It demonstrates to other potential future bosses that you love making your boss happy.
Reason number three: It will help your self esteem, because your boss will be happy, which means you will also be happy.
Reason number four: You probably won’t get fired for a thing that you didn’t actually say in the first place, for sure.
Reason number five: If you say your boss is smart and handsome, he might help you become smart and handsome too.
Pretty simple stuff. Rex Tillerson did nothing wrong. In fact, I’m quite impressed with his composure. Yes, technically he never actually denied calling Trump a “moron.” That’s besides the point. Let’s move on. He said he was very smart and determined, and that’s good enough for me.
Let me just emphasize once again: this was not a press conference called by a man desperate to keep his powerful high-paying job. This was a press conference called by a man who unconditionally loves his boss, which is totally normal and not unsettling at all.