Tillerson calls NBC News report on his resignation 'erroneous'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answers a question from the media on North Korea while meeting with the Holy See Secretary for Relations with States Paul Gallagher Tuesday Sept. 26 2017 at the State Department in Washington. (AP

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answers a question from the media on North Korea while meeting with the Holy See Secretary for Relations with States Paul Gallagher Tuesday Sept. 26 2017 at the State Department in Washington. (AP

NBC News reported on Wednesday that Tillerson was reportedly was close to resigning from his position this summer around Trump's much-criticized speech at the Boy Scouts Jamboree in July.

The US network said the US foreign secretary had thought of resigning since last July because of increased tensions with President Trump.

He said he had not spoken with Trump when asked by a reporter whether the president had directed him to make a statement denying the reports.

Countering that report, Tillerson Wednesday morning said Pence "never had to persuade" him to keep his job.

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Both before and after Tillerson's press conference, Trump slammed the NBC report on Twitter.

The State Department arranged the press conference with haste as the NBC News story forced Tillerson to immediately address the situation.

Stephen Colbert probed Rex Tillerson's decision to hold an impromptu presser earlier in the day, declaring his love for his job.

An NBC News spokeswoman told Business Insider on Wednesday that the news organization stands by its reporting.

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"There has never been a consideration in my mind to leave", the top American diplomat told reporters.

He also praised president Trump.

According to the report, the "moron" comment came after Tillerson met with members of Trump's national security team and Cabinet officials. 'They are a disgrace to good reporting.

When asked about reports that he called the president a "moron", Tillerson stated, "I'm not going to deal with petty stuff like that. No wonder their news ratings are way down!" The news network quoted several sources related to the issue, including ex-officials and authorities that now work at the White House, some of them close to the president.

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He also spoke of State Department accomplishments since January, noting worldwide unity around the US -led campaign to pressure North Korea, partnerships with India and Pakistan to fight terrorism and the diminishment of ISIS's power in Iraq and Syria. "No verification from me", the president wrote online.

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