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Trump Got ‘Played’ By Netanyahu, ‘Israeli’ Officials - Tillerson

Trump Got ‘Played’ By Netanyahu, ‘Israeli’ Officials - Tillerson
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By Staff, Agencies

Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that ‘Israeli’ officials and Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “played” US President Donald Trump during talks, using “misinformation” to manipulate the president on several occasions.

Tillerson, who served as a Secretary of State in the Trump administration from February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, recounted on Tuesday during a panel interview with Harvard professors how Netanyahu would use “misinformation” to trick Trump, whom Tillerson had on one occasion allegedly called a moron.

“They did that with the president on a couple of occasions, to persuade him that ‘We’re the good guys, they’re the bad guys,” Tillerson noted.

"We later exposed it to the president so he understood, ‘You’ve been played,’” explained Tillerson.

He added, “It bothers me that an ally that’s that close and important to us would do that to us.”

Tillerson warned that exercising skepticism was necessary when dealing with Netanyahu,

Netanyahu is “a bit Machiavellian,” he told the panel. “In dealing with Bibi, it’s always useful to carry a healthy amount of skepticism in your discussions with him.”

Tillerson, also CEO of ExxonMobil had previously revealed that he was also at loggerheads with Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, who was secretly conducting diplomatic talks on sensitive matters in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Netanyahu, who is a close ally of Trump, faces an uncertain future due to his failure in winning the ‘Israeli’ elections.