Top Republican senator: Trump is 'castrating' Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

"The president has also made clear to me that he wants this solved diplomatically", Mr Tillerson said.

Tillerson's comments come after reports indicated that Trump's July 20 meeting at the Pentagon was a "difficult and tense" session.

North Korea has launched missiles that potentially can strike the USA mainland and recently conducted its largest ever underground nuclear explosion.

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.

Tillerson was spot on when he called Trump a "fuc*ing moron", only a clueless president would tell his Secretary of State that he is wasting his time negotiating.

"I checked. I'm fully intact", he said. On the day of the report's release, Tillerson held a press conference to reaffirm his loyalty to the president.

Donald Trump ridicules anyone who opposes his words or policies mercilessly on Twitter, but Senator Bob Corker seems to be impervious to the president's sophomoric tweets.

"The secretary puts out as many options for the president as he can". In this HPRgument, HPR writers Cara Kupferman, Mikael Tessema, Byron Hurlbut, Noah Redlich, Lauren Anderson, and Ben Paris analyze the implications of the tension between Tillerson and Trump, and envision the consequences of Tillerson's potential resignation.

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". Tillerson said Trump was "unconventional" in his methods of motivating change in a town resistant to change. "And so everything that I have witnessed, all was fine", she said.

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

I wish there were more Republicans in Congress who would publicly condemn Trump for his despicable behavior and actions.

The president was also angry with Tillerson's remarks after Trump declared there were "fine people" on both sides of the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and anti-racist demonstrators that left one person dead, according to two people familiar with the Trump's beliefs but not authorized to discuss private conversations.

  • Jon Douglas