President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE ordered Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonFormer WH adviser: Trump will want to rejoin Paris climate pact by 2020 Why the US should lead on protecting Rohingya Muslims ‘Bolivarian Diaspora’ can no longer be ignored MORE to eat a salad served to U.S. diplomats throughout a visit to China final 12 months, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
The Chinese language leaders had reportedly included Caesar salad on the menu for a dinner with Trump, Tillerson and different high U.S. officers in November. The occasion was held in China’s Nice Corridor of the Folks throughout Trump’s tour of Asia.
Trump grew nervous that the Chinese language officers is likely to be offended if the U.S. leaders didn’t eat the salad, the Journal reported.
“Rex, eat the salad,” Trump instructed his high diplomat, in line with the newspaper.
Tillerson reportedly laughed off the president’s remark.
The Journal cited the incident for example of the generally tense relationship between Trump and Tillerson.
Trump ousted Tillerson as secretary of State in a tweet Tuesday morning, changing him with CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoThe CIA may need to call White House to clarify Russia meddling Intel agencies to brief officials from all 50 states on election threats Russia probe complicating House hearing on threats facing US: report MORE.
Underneath Secretary of State Steve Goldstein stated that Tillerson didn’t speak to Trump forward of his dismissal and that Tillerson was “unaware” of why he was fired, contradicting the White Home’s account of the firing.
The White Home fired Goldstein later Tuesday.
Tillerson said Tuesday afternoon that his final day on the State Division could be March 31, and that he was delegating his duties to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on the finish of Tuesday.
The outgoing high diplomat thanked State Division staffers in his remarks, however did not thank Trump.