Tillerson responded to the message of his intention to resign
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that I never thought about the resignation and was “always committed” to the political agenda of President Donald trump. About it Tillerson said during a press conference, reports Reuters.
“My commitment to the success of our President and our country as strong as in the day when I accepted his [the President’s] offer to become Secretary of state,” said Tillerson.
Informed the American TV channel NBC, citing sources reported that during the meeting with officials from the presidential administration, responsible for public security, the Pentagon, Tillerson openly criticized Donald trump and called him an imbecile. During the press conference, journalists asked the Secretary of state to comment on this information, however, according to Reuters, Tillerson evaded the question, saying that “is not going to deal with such trifles”.
In addition, as asserted by sources NBC, Vice-President Mike Pence and other top officials urged Tillerson to retire this summer. “The Vice President never had to persuade me to be a Secretary, because I never considered the question of resignation,” — said Tillerson.
Resignation Tillerson again denied in his Twitter and Donald trump.
The @NBCNews story has just been totally refuted by Sec. Tillerson and @VP Pence. It is #FakeNews. They should issue an apology to AMERICA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2017
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“Information NBCNews was completely denied by the Secretary of state Tillerson and Vice President of the Penny. This is fake news! They [NBC News] should apologize to America!” — wrote the American leader.
Later, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert said that Tillerson did not call the American President an “imbecile” because the Secretary “does not use such language”.