It’s no surprise that US President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. What’s actually a surprise is that Trump, who is famous for his frankness and outburst of emotions, waited for over a year before firing him.
For us, it’s important to have good relations with all the pillars of the state as long as our stances are close to the president’s. Unfortunately, the record of the Department of State during Tillerson’s tenure did not reflect the spirit of the White HouseAbdulrahman al-Rashed
Is the US Secretary of State important and efficient within a system headed by a strong president like Trump and his aides? The US is a state of institutions and the Department of State and the Secretary of State have a major executive role. When the White House devises policies and adopts stances, it leaves the details to executive institutions. The minister is thus an important official as he’s like an advanced knight on a chessboard. He is out there to compete with others and he must achieve victories!