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Rex Tillerson Criticizes Russia in Farewell Address After Being Fired by Trump on Twitter

The outgoing secretary of state took an indirect parting shot at the president.

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State

Rex Tillerson, who was fired by tweet Tuesday morning, gave a farewell speech in which he called out Russia.

The speech, in which Tillerson seemed to be fighting back intense emotion, included pointed remarks about Russia, which just Monday he criticized for its alleged attack on a former spy in England.

“Much work remains to respond to the troubling behavior and actions of the Russian government,” he said. “Russia must assess carefully about how its actions are in the best interests of its people and the world more broadly. Continuing on this path will result in greater isolation on their part, which is not in anyone’s interest.”


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