NBC dropped a bombshell of a story, basically saying that Tillerson was back in July ready to quit, had to be talked down by the Vice President Mike Pence and called Trump a “moron.”
Tillerson held a presser in the immediate aftermath of the story, and it was all struggle.
Most importantly, a reporter asked him if the “main headline” of the story that set this off, Tillerson calling Trump a moron, was true. Tillerson’s answer:
On report he called Pres. Trump a "moron," Sec. of State Rex Tillerson says "I'm not going to deal with petty stuff like that." pic.twitter.com/WI5YaKQqGR
— ABC News (@ABC) October 4, 2017
Did you call Trump a moron?
Sec of State Rex Tillerson: pic.twitter.com/wE4rUXvO9S
— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) October 4, 2017
By the way, he called him “f*cking moron.”
Just now, @SRuhle: "My source didn't just say he called him a moron. He said he called him an f-ing moron."
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) October 4, 2017
The burn is real. Twitter is going in.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 4, 2017
Rex Tillerson is also a moron, just FYI.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 4, 2017
I wonder who leaked to the press that Rex Tillerson called Trump a moron. pic.twitter.com/OVfv0qxMSl
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) October 4, 2017
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