Tillerson Denies Rumors of Rift With Trump
The cracks are showing. Yesterday rumors exploded that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had strongly considered resigning in July, and that he’d called President Donald Trump a “moron.” In a hastily called press conference, Tillerson denied the former charge (a State Department spokeswoman later denied the latter). But several administration officials have said Trump and Tillerson have a tense relationship, with Trump reportedly irked that Tillerson seems more concerned with the United States’ image on the world stage than with the president’s own. Many have predicted Tillerson’s departure within months.