The relationship between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump is reportedly 'beyond repair' according to the Hill. A recent NBC report asserted that Mr. Tillerson called the President a 'F****** Moron' during the Summer. The President was furious after this was leaked to the press. In a series of tweets, President Trump called NBC's report 'fake news'.
Trump and Tillerson's relationship has appeared increasingly fraught. The president has publicly undercut his top diplomat more than once, and a bombshell Washington Post report this week portrayed tensions based not only on major policy disagreements, but small matters as well. In an unusual news conference on Wednesday, Tillerson sought to dispel an NBC News report that White House officials, including Vice President Pence, had to talk him out of stepping down over the summer.
Some have suggested that CIA Director Mike Pompeo could replace Sec. Tillerson because Mr. Pompeo has bonded with the President during the daily security briefings.