Rex Tillerson and the unraveling of the State Department: With an isolated leader, a demoralized diplomatic corps and a president dismantling international relations one tweet at a time, American foreign policy is adrift in the world. Trump doesn’t hate Tillerson — he hates diplomacy itself. Trump and Tillerson are gutting the State Department for no good reason. New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department. Rex Tillerson hired a CEO to overhaul the State Department — she quit 3 months into the job. U.S. diplomat’s resignation signals wider exodus from State Department. The worst Secretary of State in living memory: Rex Tillerson’s successor will inherit the monumental task of cleaning up the mess he’s made of the State Department.