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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