Donald Trump Accused Of 'Castrating' Rex Tillerson With Tweets

Corker Blasts Trump Again: “You Cannot Publicly Castrate Your Own Secretary of State”

"You can not publicly castrate your own secretary of state", Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told The Washington Post.

Trump also grew annoyed with what he perceived as Tillerson's go-it-alone approach to diplomacy with North Korea, declaring in a scorching recent tweet that the secretary of state was "wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man", Trump's nickname for Kim Jong Un. They feed on it in a very destructive way.

When asked at a State Department news conference earlier this month whether he'd ever called Trump a "moron", Tillerson did not respond directly. "I don't work that way and I don't feel that way", he said. 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.

Tillerson's comments on Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the U.S. and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang and a war of words between the two countries' leaders.

"Those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops", Tillerson said on CNN's "State of the Union".

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

Trump's tweets were widely seen as undercutting his government's diplomatic efforts.

"I'm not playing", Tillerson told Tapper, after Tapper asked about the alleged "moron" comment. Tillerson, meanwhile, is said to have grown tired of Trump contradicting his public pronouncements and of becoming increasingly isolated in a capital to which he has never warmed.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017.Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done! 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.

"And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump told Forbes magazine.

"The president speaks for himself", Tillerson said at the time.



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