Tillerson: "Leaders who conceal the truth risk..."

The former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson who was fired this past March by President Trump, made remarks this week to the graduating class of cadets from the Virginia Military Institute that have many curious if it was a shot at the POTUS. Tillerson has not been out in the public much since his firing. Back during the time of his firing, it was believed that what ultimately lead to Tillerson's firing was the fact that he called President Trump "a moron". That is said to have been the final straw.

With that being said, the theme of Tillerson's commencement speech seemed to be about "truth". The comments that grabbed people's attention and stuck with them is when Tillerson said: 

“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom...A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not," he went on to say, "and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness and demand our pursuit of America's future be fact-based -- not based on wishful thinking, not hoped-for outcomes made in shallow promises, but with a clear-eyed view of the facts as they are, and guided by the truth that will set us free to seek solutions to our most daunting challenges. When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth, even on what may see the most trivial of matters, we go wobbly on America."

What do you think Rex's motives were? Do you think it was just a generic speech about recognizing truth and urging recent grads to prepare for the types of characters they will encounter in life and in their careers? Or was it Rex's way to secretly voice this feeling about President Trump in this speech? 

Read more about Rex Tillerson and his commencement speech, HERE.

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