Trump mocked Tillerson's 'mannerisms and Texas drawl': report

Trump mocked Tillerson's 'mannerisms and Texas drawl': report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE reportedly mocked Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Pompeo working to rebuild ties with US diplomats: report NYT says it was unfair on Haley curtain story MORE for his "mannerisms and Texas drawl."

Trump called Tillerson — who was ousted from his role Tuesday — "weak" and talked with friends and advisers about people he thought would be better suited for the job at the State Department, The Washington Post reported.

Trump was also critical of the bad press Tillerson received, according to the Post.

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“This guy never gets a good story about him,” Trump said, a source told the newspaper.

Trump on Tuesday ousted Tillerson from his role as secretary of State and named CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoRosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ Pompeo rejects ‘good cop, bad cop’ characterization of Russia strategy Pompeo: 'Enormous mistake' for Iran to blame US, allies for attack on military parade MORE as his replacement.

Trump told reporters Tuesday he made the decision "by myself."

“I actually got along great with Rex, but really, it was a different mindset,” Trump said at the White House.

Trump and Tillerson had repeatedly clashed in the past, most famously after reports that the secretary of State referred to Trump in private as a "moron."