Lost for several days among the myriad portents of doom that haunt our waking hours, eagle-eyed observers of Foggy Bottom finally noticed that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hasn’t been coming into work. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert stepped up to clarify Rex is just “taking a little time off”, a phrase that should be intimately familiar to anyone who’s ever been in a romantic relationship in the process of coming apart at the seams.
Rex has found himself in the same boat as Reince Priebus and Jeff Sessions. Once the flood of endorphins evaporated, the charmer he shacked up with turned out to be a real monster. By “taking a break” Rex is allowing himself the emotional space to rediscover who he is and what his passions are. Even as he insists to Don he’s not going anywhere, we all know he’s thinking about other world leaders.