Trump proceeded to explain that NATO, too, was worthless. U.S. generals were letting the allied member countries get away with murder, he said, and they owed the United States a lot of money after not living up to their promise of paying their dues.
It'd make me feel better if he had given any sort of genuine ideological defense of dismantling NATO, but the disinformation here gives away that this is probably regurgitation of Russian talking points. If any NATO country is guilty of recently getting away with murder (edit: oh, besides US, ofc), it's probably Turkey, which Trump has aligned himself with almost more than any other NATO country (Macron vs. Erdogan). So that's... huh.
The WaPo article has probably gotten enough reads now that Trump will address it via tweetstorm in the morning, calling for investigations into the leakers giving WaPo the info. If more constipated than normal, he might even ask Barr to investigate Tillerson, who knows.
Omg the Mike Pence characterizations tho. What a hollow husk of a man. I'm still not going to offer praise for Tillerson, sorry not sorry, he gutted the state department. Really, all of these people should have at least had discussions about invoking the 25th amendment. Maybe they did.
I also just realized that Rocketman Jong Un will probably do his missile testing sometime during the Senate impeachment trial, next week or the week after. Yikes.