The White House says President Donald Trump remains confident in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
White House Press Secretary Huckabee Sanders tells reporters aboard Air Force One that: "If the president doesn't have confidence in somebody they will no longer remain in their position."
Tillerson delivered a statement today denying that he ever considered abandoning his job as Trump's top diplomat.
He disputed what he called "erroneous" reports that he was on the verge of resigning this summer amid mounting policy disputes with the White House.
Tillerson, however, didn't deny an NBC story that he had called the president a "moron" after a contentious July 20 meeting at the Pentagon.
Trump tweeted the story was "#FakeNews" and called on NBC to "issue an apology to AMERICA!"