Published: Thu, October 05, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Secretary of State Tillerson to make statement

Secretary of State Tillerson to make statement

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at a military base in Subang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

When asked to respond to reports that he called Trump a moron, Tillerson didn't offer a denial.

Trump's administration already had seen an unprecedented wave of departures, including a chief of staff, a national security adviser and a Cabinet secretary.

Kelly and Mattis have remained Tillerson's staunchest allies in the cabinet.

Speculation on whether Tillerson would resign has swirled around Washington throughout the summer, and apparently for good reason. "When I promise a cretin that I am going to do a job, I stay until the job is finished", he said.

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"While I'm new to Washington, I have learned that some have tried to sew dissension to advance their own agenda by tearing others apart in an effort to undermine President Trump's own agenda". But, Hammond said Trump told Tillerson, after watching the interview a second and third time, the president understood that Tillerson was trying to say Trump is the best person to convey what his values are. "He loves this country, he puts Americans and America first".

Later, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert flatly denied that Tillerson used the term. One described it as a "pep talk". Carol Lee, a political reporter, also said on Wednesday that she and her NBC colleagues "extensively reported" the story, speaking with a dozen sources.

Tensions between the Tillerson and the president came to a head around the time Trump delivered a politicized speech on July 24 to the Boy Scouts of America, an organization Tillerson once led. He also declined to directly answer a question about whether he shared Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' assessment to Congress on Tuesday that Iran was "fundamentally" in compliance with the accord. He said the president holds people in his administration accountable. He suggested that Tillerson adopt a more conciliatory approach in public settings, and save his differences for private meetings.

After arriving in Nevada, Trump told reporters "he was very honoured" by Tillerson's comments and had total confidence in his abilities, reaffirming his belief the report was erroneous. He was not aware of the details surrounding Pence's meetings with Tillerson.

"He called it "#FakeNews" and said the network "should issue an apology to AMERICA!"

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The relationship between Trump and his top diplomat remains visibly strained.

"We all knew that he was fed up, and it's apparent through the way that he's been running the department, but never thought it would get out like that", one State Department official told Foreign Policy in response to the story. NBC stands by its reporting.

Tillerson, in Beijing on Saturday, had acknowledged the United States has direct diplomatic channels through which to negotiate with Pyongyang about North Korea's continued nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

"President Trump's foreign policy goals break the mold of what people traditionally think is achievable by our country", Tillerson said in the Wednesday morning news conference.

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