Question—. If Tillerson is so dumb, such an idiot, etc. Then why in the heck did Trump pick him in the first place?
He has made a lot of dumb hires. In that respect he is very naive, he thinks everyone is as sincere as he is in service to their country.
You hire someone who seems to be intelligent and motivated, but later, you discover that the impression you had, however acquired, was incorrect.
I see it happen frequently.
Fortunately, those who are actually intelligent, motivated and useful are kept onboard.
You give people a chance to shine and some will, some won't.
Buying time for Pompeo to clean up the mess in the CIA before installing him as SOS, his real 1st choice?