Diplomacy to continue with North Korea 'until first bomb drops,' Tillerson says

Oct 16, 2017, 01:11
Diplomacy to continue with North Korea 'until first bomb drops,' Tillerson says

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said again Sunday he would not engage in "games" by answering whether he called President Donald Trump a "moron". It was after that session that Tillerson, in a private conversation with fellow USA officials, exasperatedly called the President a "moron", a comment that sparked new questions about the two men's relationship.

Trump - who swore on the campaign trail that he had "no problem" with the size of his private parts - has appeared to insistently emasculate Tillerson, a former ExxonMobil CEO, during their first year working in government. Despite Tillerson's remarks, his future within the administration remains unclear. "These are the destructive games of this town".

Pressed repeatedly on the subject by Tapper on Sunday, Tillerson refused to budge.

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"I think this is an unconventional president".

Republican Bob Corker, who previously called Trump's volatile White House an "adult day care centre" and warned the president could start World War Three, said Trump's tweets dismissing Tillerson's negotiation efforts were narrowing America's options on dealing with countries like Iran and North Korea.

"People in this town get very nervous and get very uptight about having to address serious issues by making decisions", Tillerson said, adding the president is trying to do that in his "very unique style".

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The secretary also says he's committed to executing the President's objectives, despite Tennessee Sen.

"You can not publicly castrate your own secretary of state without giving yourself that binary choice", Corker said Friday. Bob Corker's comments suggesting Trump's foreign policy statements, like the ones he's posted on Twitter, "castrate" the secretary's diplomatic efforts.

"He is not going to accept the status quo", Tillerson said.

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