President Donald Trump bid a swift farewell to Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, telling reporters that his now-former secretary of state would be “much happier” after he was fired from the administration.
The president insisted that he had a good relationship with Tillerson but said that he wanted someone more in tune with his thinking on foreign policy.
Tillerson was an outsider candidate as secretary of state when he was selected by Trump.
Trump cited policy differences such as the Iran deal as one of the reasons why Tillerson was asked to leave.
Last summer, Tillerson reportedly described Trump as a “fu**ing moron,” something that he did not deny saying in multiple interviews.