Secretary of State #Rex Tillerson was forced to end his recent to South Korea due to "fatigue." Moments after the news broke, social media users were quick to hit back.
Twitter on Tillerson
During the 2016 presidential election, #Donald Trump made sure to hit back at all of his opponents, while gloating about himself in the process. In the Republican primary, one of Trump's first targets was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who the president labeled "low energy" during the debates. The nickname helped sink Bush's chances at the White House and he was forced to drop out before the summer. By the time the general election had arrived, the former host of "The Apprentice" would routinely mock former Secretary of State #Hillary Clinton for allegedly not having enough stamina to handle the job of president. These insults have now come back to haunt Trump as Twitter users ripped into Rex Tillerson for allegedly not having the energy to finish his trip to South Korea, as reported by The Hill March 17.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 17, 2017
Citing the Korea Herald, The Hill reports that the current Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was unable to finish his visit to South Korea due to "fatigue." In response, social media blew up in their mockery of the former head of Exxon Mobil. "Appointed by the man who said Hillary Clinton had no 'stamina' & even mocked her as 'being weak' when she had pneumonia. Shameful." one Twitter user wrote.
@thehill Appointed by the man who said Hillary Clinton had no "stamina" & even mocked her as "being weak" when she had pneumonia. Shameful.— Ruby S. Jones (@Rjones7771) March 17, 2017
@thehill sheesh! Already? Isn't that his first trip? He may not built for this. 😂— SakiSham (@saki_sham) March 17, 2017
"Such low energy. Hard to travel on those private USAF jets. Maybe filling swamp with old, fat white men not a good plan?" another tweet read. "Poor Tillerson can't keep up the pace. I recall that Hillary was tireless during her term in office," another Twitter user pointed out. Other tweets were quick and to the point in their trolling of Rex Tillerson and the Donald Trump administration. "Low energy!! SAD!" a tweet read, with another noting, "No stamina."
@thehill isn't lack of stamina something Trump criticised Hillary for? He's hardly begun the job. It must seem exceptionally rude to S.Korea— Sally (@The_Ouroborus) March 17, 2017
@thehill Low energy!! SAD!— Allison Pacailler (@allicatFL) March 17, 2017
Despite the social media reaction to Rex Tillerson calling his visit short, the bigger news coming out of the trip to South Korea was the confirmation by the White House that military action against North Korea was still "on the table." The news didn't sit well with other nations in the region, which prompted Donald Trump to fire back on Twitter, accusing China of not helping enough in dealing with the situation.