CNN reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is becoming "increasingly frustrated" with President Donald Trump and his administration to the point where he is allegedly considering a resignation from his post, and could quit before 2017 ends.
Sources reportedly close to Tillerson told CNN that the Secretary of State is losing patience with Trump and, as a result, there may be a "Rexit" in the near future.
Speaking to CNN, the sources attribute Tillerson's change of heart to several things, including findings that the Secretary of State was found to have violated U.S. sanctions against Russia while he was CEO of Exxon-Mobile. Another instance is said to have stemmed from the way that Trump recently railed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, when he said that he would have thought twice before appointing him as AG.
Trump publicly bad-mouthed Sessions to the New York Times last week, claiming that had he known Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russia investigation that Trump would have chosen a different person.
“Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” the president told the New York Times.
He added, “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president.”
The sources claim that Tillerson found Trump's opposition to having hired Sessions as "unprofessional."