Success and failure of Rex Tillerson

What was the biggest success if anything, and what the biggest failure of  Rex Tillerson in the office? Could Mike Pompeo be an improvement over Tillerson? Read few comments.

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit:

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Stormy Daniels vs Trump, and women vs Trump

Pornstar Stormy Daniels scandal would be probably a huge thing for any US president. It seems for Trump it is really just a minor issue, maybe except of some effect on his marriage. But there is a 15 percentage-point difference in Trump approval when we compare men and women. Of course, there are many reasons for this, but in general, how politically dangerous is it for Trump that he has a low popularity among women? Read few comments.
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Trade wars?: What does Trump’s decision on tariffs mean?

With President Donald Trump’s tariffs are we approaching something we could call trade wars and what kind of political sense does this Trump proposal make as it is going to hit also allies, is this a manifestation of America First? Read few comments.

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Are Jared Kushner’s problems with his security clearance a big deal?

According to WaPo Mr. Kushner’s foreign contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage amid Kushner’s security clearance is downgraded. In your opinion, how big deal is this? Read few comments.
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Russian operation in divided America

After indictment of 13 Russians President Donald Trump (I would say predictably) tweeted there was no collusion and no impact on elections result. But if you look at Mueller investigation and other available info, and of course, it is still an incomplete picture, what do you see, a successful Russian intelligence operation that was based on exploiting divisiveness of American society and politics? And what are the lessons learned? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. Credit:

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Parkland shooting: Does America care about own murdered children?

It may sound harsh but I see statements from some observers that after Sandy Hook massacre America accepted that even kids can be shot and no meaningful gun control can be introduced. Another day, and another shooting at high school in Parkland. Can we really say that at least part on American society simply accepts that those things happen on regular basis, is it possible to change this attitude? Read few comments.
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Nunes memo represents the triumph of loyalty over competence

How do you read this situation about David Nunes memo, who might benefit from this? Some observers claimed it is a pretty extraordinary as FBI stated that they have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy. Read few comments. (I have asked my question before Nunes memo was released).

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