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US Secretary Of State Tillerson Denies Rumour Of Resignation


"The president speaks for himself", Tillerson said. Trump demands not just loyalty but flattery.

A former chief executive of ExxonMobil, Mr Tillerson has never found his place as a subordinate to the hard-charging, unpredictable President. And as a result, sanctions are finally beginning to restrict trade with North Korea, and the global community's voice is almost uniform in opposing the regime's nuclear ambitions.

Tillerson lauded Trump's performance and denied that he had to be convinced to remain in his role during a Wednesday afternoon press conference. "I want to be able to do that as thoughtfully and independently as I did the first 10 years and nine months of my Senate career", he said.

The news came out after NBC News reported that Tillerson nearly resigned after he had called the President a "moron". Corker asserted that Tillerson and several other senior officials in the Trump administration were what kept the USA government from spiralling into chaos, an apparent criticism of the president's leadership style. Providing for the security of the United States must be the number-one goal of our American foreign policy. But the fact is that Tillerson has conducted a significant amount of critical outreach and diplomatic maneuvering - particularly within Asia. But when given the opportunity, he did not deny the "moron" remark and instead tried to dismiss the question as petty. Except that he didn't deny it.

"As the secretary of state said, this is a petty, ridiculous accusation".

Offering his perspective on Tillerson's denial about quitting, Kimmel poked fun at Ben Carson: "If you work in the Trump White House and you haven't considered leaving, you're either asleep or you're Ben Carson".

An NBC News spokeswoman told Business Insider on Wednesday that the news organization stands by its reporting. Mr Trump welcomed Mr Tillerson's statement of support and declared "total confidence" in his Secretary of State.

Trump does not. Retiring Sen. The Republican senator, who has criticized Trump's leadership, offered a stark assessment: Tillerson, Mattis and White House chief of staff John Kelly are "those people that help separate our country from chaos".

Thomas Shannon, under secretary of state for political affairs, was confirmed to his position toward the end of the Obama administration. And a week later Sebastian Gorka, a national security aide, was gone. All we do know is that if Donald Trump actually wanted to do something, he's going to do it anyway regardless of what these three people tell him he should or shouldn't do. On Sept. 29 Tom Price resigned as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Someday we may look back and thank these officials for standing between our nation and the abyss. Why, did you see him tossing those rolls of paper towels in Puerto Rico?

Wall Street panicked, sending the price of Puerto Rico's bonds plummeting, and Mick Mulvaney of the White House Office of Management and Budget had to step in. According to the Washington Post, Trump is preparing to deliver a major policy speech on Iran next week ahead of the next deadline for recertification on October 15.