White House: Trump Still Has Confidence In Tillerson
Oct 06 2017
Tillerson said he did not speak to Trump this morning after being asked whether the president requested that he speak about the report.
Vice President Mike Pence, motivated by a desire to project stability after a series of high profile dismissals, reportedly met with Tillerson and repeatedly urged his continued service in the administration.
Of course, there have been other moments of tension between State Secretary and President, but Tillerson seemed to make the statement for an audience of one, to reaffirm his commitment to POTUS and his agenda.
Later, Donald Trump targetted NBC in a tweet: "NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN". No wonder their news ratings are way down!' "It is #FakeNews. They should issue an apology to AMERICA!" he wrote.
A person familiar with that conversation also disputed that Pence sought to coax Tillerson into not quitting. Low news and reporting standards.