16 October, 2017
Behind the scenes, Tillerson's relationship with the president has also reached a head; the two have clashed on issues of policy, and the president recently challenged Tillerson to an I.Q. test after reports that Tillerson called him a "moron".
Tillerson denied Trump was undermining him on the worldwide stage, after outspoken Republican senator and Trump critic Bob Corker accused the president of seeking to "castrate" his Secretary of State.
Asked if Trump's tweets undermined his diplomatic efforts, Tillerson said connections between US and Chinese leaders were close and that the Chinese "are not confused in any way" about USA policy toward North Korea.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday minimized tensions with his boss, President Donald Trump, and brushed aside comments from an influential lawmaker, who compared Trump's undermining of his top diplomat to a public castration.
The Secretary of State was forced this month to deny claims of a serious rift with Trump, after it was reported he had called the president a "moron".
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"I am fully committed to his objectives".
"The secretary puts out as many options for the president as he can".
"I know the appearance of it certainly looks like there's sometimes disunity", Tillerson said on CBS' "Face the Nation". "How he wants to use his own skills tactically to push things toward change, I am there to help him achieve those". "I will work as hard as I can to implement his decisions successfully", he continued. Yet when Trump publicly says the man in charge of representing his administration overseas "is wasting his time" on diplomacy everyone starts to doubt him.
Tillerson pushed back at that notion on CNN's State of the Union, saying: "I think what North Korea should take away from this decision is that the United States will expect a very demanding agreement with North Korea".
"I checked", he told Tapper.
Signs of tensions between Trump and Tillerson have raised questions among in foreign capitals about whether the secretary of state speaks for the administration.