Well, who hasn’t ‘played’ Trump? I mean, all you need to do to play Trump is bring a bag of curly fries and a conspicuous lack of shame to your meeting, and then tell him he’s the most intelligent, handsome, president-y president of all times.
In other words, hold your nose and lie your ass off until he leaves the room.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that Israeli officials “played” President Donald Trump in their conversations with him, warning that a “healthy amount of skepticism” is needed in dealings with Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The comments came during a panel discussion at Harvard University in which Tillerson, who was fired by the president last year, touched on a variety of themes from his tenure, including Iran, his hiring freeze at the State Department and the unpredictable nature of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Netanyahu.
“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 said, according to the Harvard Gazette. “We later exposed it to the president so he understood, ‘You’ve been played.’”
No wonder Tillerson no longer works in the White House. He told Trump to his face that he was a fool (i.e., a “fucking moron” — though that famous epithet was apparently uttered under his breath).
Tillerson also called Bibi “a bit Machiavellian.”
Nooo! You don’t say.
Of course, Netanyahu is the same guy who named an illegal Golan Heights settlement after Trump — a settlement that didn’t (and doesn’t) actually exist.
So, yeah, Trump got played. Because of course, he did.