Rex Tillerson, the former USA secretary of state, warned on Wednesday that America had plunged into a "crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders" that could set the country down "a pathway to relinquishing our freedom".
Tillerson, who was sacked in March by President Donald Trump, did not mention the president during his commencement speech at the Virginia Military Institute Wednesday - but warned of accepting "alternative realities" not "grounded in facts".
"When we as a people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth, even on what may seem the most trivial of matters, we go wobbly on America", he told the Class of 2018. If not addressed, "American democracy, as we know it, is entering its twilight years", he said.
Their relationship turned sour after Tillerson called Trump a "moron" during a meeting at the Pentagon in July a year ago.
More recently, Trump at first disputed that he was aware of a $130,000 payment made by his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges an affair with Trump. He never mentioned Trump by name, but his meaning was clear.
Two months after he was sacked by Trump, Tillerson took to the stage to talk to soon-to-be graduates of the Virginia Military Institute, warning them of the dangers of leaders "who hide the truth".
Tillerson's most powerful theme, however, was the importance of standing up for the truth. "Such damage strikes at the very heart of a free society, it undermines the public trust in institutions and the overwhelming number of individuals, organizations who do live and compete by the rules every day", he said.
Fleeing Juvenile Tosses Stolen Gun, Hartford Police Say A Hartford, Connecticut, police officer is in surgery after suffering from stab wounds while responding to a call Thursday. Police say that the suspect, 39-year-old Chevoughn Augustin, is in custody and has been charged with attempted murder .
Venugopal said: "we don't know what happened in exchanges between Governor and Yeddyurappa, or what he has said in his letter". The Karnataka Speaker election can very well become a trust vote of the Yeddyurappa government.
Hilaria , a 34-year-old yoga instructor, married the actor and regular Saturday Night Live guest star in June 2012. The proud mama posted an adorable Instagram pic of her and a beaming Baldwin cradling their newest son.
Morgan Securities plc is acting as sole financial adviser to iZettle, while Gernandt & Danielsson is acting as its legal adviser. The deal will be an all-cash deal and is expected to be closed by third quarter of the current financial year.
Regardless of the claims, Conte has lately insisted that stories suggesting he's itching to make for the exit door are 'untrue' . Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is set to turn his back on advances from Chelsea and pen a new deal with the Serie A club.
Catherine's Park or on the Clonee Road from 5pm onwards on Monday the 14th of May to contact Lucan Garda Station". Fourteen-year-old Anastasia Kriegel has been missing from home since Monday. "Anyone who was here in St.
But although the team praises the original as a "wonderful movie", it seems they're going for something with a little more. I don't know if that means that Deadpool will eventually be mingling with the likes of Iron Man or someone like that...
We already know " Solo " is created to start a new franchise and that Alden Ehrenreich signed a three-picture deal with Lucasfilm. Also, the recent Marvel Star Wars comic run visits old Ben Kenobi on Tatooine and the plot sounds much like that story arc.
Once complete it will generate about 6,400 megawatts, more than doubling Ethiopia's current production of 4,000 megawatts. Construction activity on the Grand Renaissance dam in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz region, March 16, 2014.
President Donald Trump-branded the agreement as "the worst deal ever" and announced on May 8 the United States was pulling out. The EU has discussed instituting a so-called blocking statute, which would shield European companies doing business with Iran.
During the season's penultimate episode , April got into a life-threatening accident she survived thanks to her co-workers. They ultimately save the mother's life, and even help her watch her daughter's nuptials on FaceTime.
The undercarriage with the bus wheels lies perpendicular to the overturned bus, stretching out over multiple lanes of the highway. Thuy Nguyen, a nurse from Paramus, said she rushed to the school where her son was taking a test after hearing the news.
YouTube Music streaming service set to launch next week
Spotify leads the music-streaming industry with 75 million paying subscribers, and Apple Music is quickly gaining steam. Anyone interested will be able to try out the refreshed service for free before deciding whether to subscribe.
First urban case of Ebola in Congo a 'game-changer'
It is emphasized that so far, confirmed cases of EVD have been recorded near the city Bikoro, located 150 km from Mbandaka. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and internal and external bleeding.
Mayawati blames Rahul for BJP's stellar Karnataka win
Mamata Banerjee has always been at the centre of forming a "federal front" to fight against BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Mayawati , sources said, subsequently spoke to Sonia and suggested that Congress extend support to JD (S) to which she agreed.
Missing SC 2-Year-Old Seen in Iowa This Week, Authorities Say
Surveillance footage showed Willian Ray, Jessica Ray and Dakota at a hospital in Iowa May 14, according to the NCMEC statement. They are traveling in a 1996 gold Ford Aerostar van and may be changing their license plates, according to the release.
Guardiola Extends Manchester City Contract Until 2021
PEP GUARDIOLA HAS put pen to paper on a contract extension with Manchester City , the Premier League champions announced today. Chief executive Ferran Soriano added: "Pep's new contract extension is fantastic news for Manchester City ".
Skull & Bones has been delayed out of 2018
We already are aware that The Division 2 will be unveiled at E3, which is more than enough reason for us to get excited. Ubisoft Singapore states that Skull and Bones is its "biggest game yet" and a project "filled with huge passion".
Mohamed Salah boots to be displayed in British Museum
The left-footed striker has gained national treasure status in Egypt by helping the team get to the World Cup 2018. The boots will be placed in Gallery 61 next to a pair of ancient Egyptian sandals, the museum has confirmed.
Motorola Moto 1s full specifications
Lenovo's ZUI skin is laid atop Android Oreo instead of the lightweight Motoblur - something to be expected over there. The phone also has a dual SIM card slot with 4G LTE and VoLte support on both the slots.
Hotel pools a factor in water-related illness outbreaks
The report describes mixed progress in preventing outbreaks caused by germs spread through treated recreational water. Dorevitch said if you are unsure, ask the pools aquatics director about the protocol to keep the pool clean and safe.
North Korea Threatens to Pull Out of Summit
Mentioning what happened in Libya, Trump said: "That model would take place if we don't make a deal". The White House has responded by saying it is still hopeful the meeting will go ahead.
Suns Twitter account hints at Luka Doncic selection
And beyond Chandler and Brandan Knight, the rest of the assets on the roster are young and on movable contracts if needed. Booker, Warren, Jackson , Dragan Bender and Elfrid Payton all fall under that age mark and make for a compelling nucleus.