Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he will not be departing from the position after all.
In fact, he said that rumors of him leaving were unfounded as he never considered quitting at all. Tillerson did say that his relationship with President Trump has been strained, and added he considers the POTUS to be a “moron.”
“The vice president has never had to persuade me to remain as secretary of state because I have never considered leaving this post,” Mr. Tillerson said. Mr. Pence separately denied the report.
The rumors came as President Trump undercut Tillerson in his dealings with North Korea, but Tillerson said he was loyal to the president and the current administration.
VicePresident Mike Pence suggested that Tillerson leave the role over the summer, and that he was prepared to step down. However, he would’ve done it if that’s what the administration wanted, not because he wanted to.
Regarding him calling the POTUS a “moron,” he said he did not want to discuss petty squabbles with the media.
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