Trump demands apology from NBC over Tillerson report

ANI | Updated: Oct 05, 2017 01:13 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], October 5 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets, slammed NBC News and demanded an apology over its report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to him as a "moron."

"NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN. They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!" the President tweeted.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday blasted an NBC News report about his supposed rift with President Trump, affirming his "commitment" to the administration and denying that he ever considered resigning.

The NBC News report had said Tillerson considered resigning in the summer over disagreements with the White House.

"There's never been a consideration in my mind," Tillerson told reporters, in a previously unscheduled statement.

The report had said Tillerson even called Trump a "moron" this summer after a meeting at the Pentagon with members of Trump's national security team and Cabinet officials.

Vice President Pence reportedly got involved at the time to discuss ways to ease tensions.

Trump tweeted, "The @NBCNews story has just been totally refuted by Sec. Tillerson and @VP Pence. It is #FakeNews. They should issue an apology to AMERICA!"

Tillerson had said, "He loves this country. He puts Americans and America first. He's smart." (ANI)