Tillerson makes joke at Trump’s expense while addressing State employees

Newly-sworn in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while addressing State Department employees this morning for the first time, made a joke seemingly at Donald Trump’s expense.

Tillerson explained that he was late to the staff event because “people felt the need to pray a little longer” this year.

Tilleron’s joke seemed to be about people freaking out over Donald Trump’s presidency — something Trump will be none too happy with.

You can watch a short clip of the moment here.

And here’s what Tillerson said:

“We apologize for being late, it seems that this year’s Prayer Breakfast people felt the need to pray a little longer.”

It’s hard not to take that as a joke about Trump. And while it’s a good one, Trump is notoriously thin-skinned. This will not go over well.

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  • Irv T

    That’s an understatement.

  • Acronym Jim

    Tillerson doesn’t have anything to worry about. Trump is only his “alternative” boss.

  • Nicholas A Kocal

    Tillerson, a former Russian ambassador to the Oil Industry is now secretary of state. We are fucked.

  • goulo

    Maybe the stupid cliche “There are no atheists in foxholes” should be updated to “There are no atheists under a Trump presidency.” Desperate times call for desperate measures! ;)

  • Rachell Briggs

    I’m pretty sure it will go right over his head.

  • Badgerite

    It would probably wrap around the earth many, many times. With people going to the back of the line to punch him again.

  • fry1laurie

    And there should be a walking line to punch Trump.

  • Badgerite

    trump is a walking punch line, at this point. “Get used to it.”

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