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Trump stands with Tillerson, blasts NBC ‘fake news’ over ‘moron’ and resignation story

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President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stood together to refute an NBC story Wednesday that claimed Tillerson called the president a “moron” and considered resigning in July.

Tillerson wasted no time countering the story, holding an unscheduled press conference Wednesday morning.

“The Vice President has never has never had to persuade me to remain as Secretary of State because I have never considered leaving the post,” Tillerson said. He slammed those who sought to “tear others apart in an effort to undermine President Trump’s own agenda.”

When asked to address reports that he called the president a “moron,” Tillerson demurred, “I’m not going to deal with petty stuff like that.”

In a tweet, President Trump demanded an apology from NBC over the story.

Reports

Tillerson’s Fury at Trump Required an Intervention From Pence – NBC News

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/tillerson-s-fury-trump-required-intervention-pence-n806451While it’s unclear if he was aware of the incident at the Pentagon, officials said Vice President Mike Pence counseled Tillerson, who is fourth in line to the presidency, on ways to ease tensions with Trump, and other top administration officials urged him to remain in the job at least until the end of the year.

Tillerson called Trump a moron says report

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/04/tillerson-called-trump-a-moron-says-report.htmlOfficials said the tensions reached a high point around the time Trump gave a politicized speech to the Boy Scouts of America in late July. Tillerson was once leader of the organization.

The White House was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC and declined to comment on the record to NBC News for the story.

Trump Calls NBC ‘Fake News’ | The Daily Caller

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/04/tillerson-and-trump-launch-full-court-press-against-nbc-moron-report/Following Tillerson’s remarks, Trump tweeted that the NBC story has been “totally refuted,” and that the outlet “should issue an apology to AMERICA!”

The Trump administration has had several key officials leave their roles so far including former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, and former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.

Final thoughts

The leaks just keep on coming. To me, this is nothing but agenda-setting by the liberal media. Trump tweets something that contradicts Tillerson, and the next thing you know, there’s a comment from July that hits the news. It seems designed to foment more strain between the White House and Foggy Bottom. Tillerson did the right thing: He quickly and effectively quashed the story.

Now the whole thing just makes NBC look like CNN did a month or so ago. Whether Tillerson did or didn’t call Trump a “moron” isn’t relevant right now. Tillerson is going to stay until it’s time for him to go, and not get sucked into media-generated buzz. Don’t expect Trump, however, to let this go.

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