Torricelli: Tillerson Firing May Be Coincidence, But Those Who Don’t Believe Russia Has Something on Trump Should ‘Stay Tuned’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live,” former Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) stated that while the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson might have been coming anyway for many reasons, “those who still do not believe that there’s a problem in the governance of the United States, that the Russians have something on Donald Trump that is silencing or compromising the good judgment of our presidency, stay tuned.”

Torricelli said, “It certainly is not good for job security to call the president of the United States an f-ing moron. I understand that, and maybe this was coming — the firing, anyway, for a myriad of reasons, as John has suggested. But the juxtaposition of a nerve gas being used on the streets of London to kill an agent, outrage by the British government, the secretary of the United States taking a strong, principled position, and the White House being silent, and 24 hours later, the secretary of state is fired. Coincidence? Maybe, but for those who still do not believe that there’s a problem in the governance of the United States, that the Russians have something on Donald Trump that is silencing or compromising the good judgment of our presidency, stay tuned. You have not heard of last of this today. We — not Democrats, we, Americans, everybody watching, we have a problem.”

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