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Trump Moves Closer to Presidency of One With Tillerson Firing

  • Removing constraints on a leader determined to pursue own path
  • Pivot as critical choices loom on North Korea, Iran and trade
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Robert Hormats, vice chairman at Kissinger Associates, discusses Rex Tillerson’s firing. (Source: Bloomberg)
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In accepting the Republican nomination for president in 2016, Donald Trump described a nation plagued with problems and declared: “I alone can fix it.”

Now, as he fires top aides who were a moderating force and replaces them with loyalists who share his world view and won’t object to his most controversial impulses, his administration is fast becoming a presidency of one.