Menu Bar

Home           Calendar           Topics          Just Charlestown          About Us
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Friday, October 6, 2017

Secretary of State won't confirm or deny he called Trump a 'F#@king Moron'

Tillerson insisted in surprise remarks to the press that, actually, Trump is "smart"
Image result for trump is a moronIn a surprise statement to the press on Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unequivocally denied an explosive NBC News report suggesting that he "was on the verge of resigning" in July after President Donald Trump delivered his bizarre Boy Scouts speech.

He refused to confirm or deny another central component of NBC's report—that he called President Donald Trump a "fucking moron."

"I'm not going to deal with petty stuff like that," Tillerson said, adding that he wouldn't be "be part of" anything intended to sow "division." 

He then reaffirmed his commitment to Trump, calling him "smart" and praising his "America First" agenda.

One source told CNN that Trump was aware that Tillerson called him a "moron," but it is unclear whether the two ever directly discussed the matter.


According to NBC, a "pep talk" from Vice President Mike Pence—as well as persistent begging by Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly—ultimately convinced Tillerson to stay on board. 

Tillerson, in his remarks, denied that he has ever considered resigning or that Pence cajoled him to remain.

In addition to numerous other policy disputes, Tillerson complained in particular "about being publicly undermined by the president on the administration's foreign policy agenda," NBC reported Wednesday.

Following Tillerson's remarks, NBC stood by its reporting as Trump tweeted that their story had been "totally refuted."