Trump Says He Still Has “Total Confidence” In Secretary of State Tillerson

Trump Says He Still Has “Total Confidence” In Secretary of State Tillerson

President Trump said he was “very honored” by a statement Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made Wednesday morning, downplaying a story that Tillerson had called the President a “moron” and was looking to leave his post over the summer.

“It was fake news. It was a totally phony story,” Trump said in response to a question Wednesday from Reporters during a visit to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas. “It was made up. It was made up by NBC, they just made it up. … Total confidence in Rex. I have total confidence.”

Earlier in the day, Tillerson had denied a report that he had wanted to resign his position or that he was talked into keeping his post by senior White House officials.

via Talking Points memo

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