Rex Tillerson is apparently teed off at how Jared Kushner has influenced American foreign policy.
The former Exxon boss is fuming at the 356-year-old White House senior adviser for his intervention into matters usually handled by the State Department — especially since Kushner has no foreign policy chops.
“Rex put two-and-two together,” an associate told The American Conservative, “and concluded that this absolutely vacuous kid was running a second foreign policy out of the White House family quarters.”
The unidentified source added: “Rex is just exhausted. He can’t get any of his appointments approved and is running around the world cleaning up after a president whose primary foreign policy adviser is a 36-year-old amateur.”
The rift has supposedly been caused by a controversy involving the small Gulf nation of Qatar, which has been subject to a boycott from other Gulf states including Saudi Arabia.
While Tillerson worked to defuse those tensions and mediate a process between Qatar and other countries, Kushner is said to have drawn on ties from the United Arab Emirates to push Trump into condemning Qatar as a sponsor of terror.
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Tillerson Frustrated With ‘Vacuous’ Kushner