by Steve Sack / Minneapolis Star Tribune ( 2018)

“SAVE YOUR energy Rex,” President Trump tweeted last fall, in publicly drubbing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s diplomatic efforts toward Pyongyang.

This week, Trump tweeted that he really wanted Tillerson to save his energy. Only this time, the public drubbing was cast in the language of: “Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!”

As the president cast his eyes toward CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department, as The Washington Post reported, Tillerson was just the latest Trump hire to get fired amid the exodus of the unemployed — although apparently the only one not to deny that he called his boss a “moron.”

Here is how America’s cartoonists are depicting the departure known as “Rexit”:

R.J. MATSON (CQ Roll Call):

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RICK McKEE (Augusta Chronicle):

(Rick McKee/Augusta Chronicle/

MILT PRIGGEE (Cagle Cartoons):

(Milt Priggee/

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