Rex Tillerson Downplays His Tensions with President Trump

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Corker, who has been a vocal critic of Trump since announcing in September that he would retire before the 2018 election, told The Washington Post that although he worries about the possibility that Trump will provoke a nuclear war with North Korea and further stoke the conflict with Iran, his biggest worry centers on Trump's relationship with Tillerson.

Asked about a leading GOP senator's comment - "You can not publicly castrate your own secretary of state" - Tillerson would have none of it.

Appearing on CNN, Tillerson said the United States wished to remain within the Iran nuclear deal and denied that China was confused about the administration's North Korea policy.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump wants him to continue his diplomatic efforts to resolve the growing tensions over North Korea's burgeoning nuclear weapons program.

Jake Tapper asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this morning rather directly if he did, in fact, call President Trump a moron.

"Those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops", Tillerson said in an interview this Sunday on the CNN news channel, Efe news reported.

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Tillerson's tenure as secretary of state has been dogged by rumors about rifts with Trump over policy.

"Well, at the end of the day, I think Secretary Tillerson gave a good overview of the relationship", Graham told CBS. Tax plan puts swing-state Republicans in tough spot MORE (R-Tenn.), added additional fuel to the speculated tension between Trump and Tillerson in an interview with The Washington Post on Friday, in which he said Trump is trying to "publicly castrate" Tillerson.

"I'm not making a game out of it", Tillerson said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union". "I will work as hard as I can to implement his decisions successfully", he continued. "He himself is an unconventional president".

"I checked", he told Tapper.

The president was also angry with Tillerson's remarks after Trump declared there were "fine people" on both sides of the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and anti-racist demonstrators that left one person dead, according to two people familiar with the Trump's beliefs but not authorized to discuss private conversations.

But Tillerson said suggestions that he's been undermined have no basis in fact.

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