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Tensions escalate after Tillerson calls Trump 'moron'
By Kaitlan Collins, Barbara Starr, Jeff Zeleny, Elizabeth Landers and Kevin Liptak, CNN

CNN)Discord between President Donald Trump and his chief diplomat is at an all-time high, spilling into public view in recent days and peaking with a NBC News reportWednesday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron" in a Pentagon meeting.

Trump was aware before Wednesday's report that Tillerson had referred to him as a "moron" at the Pentagon this summer, a source familiar with the conversation told CNN, but it's unclear whether Trump discussed the remark with Tillerson. Trump was not present at the Pentagon meeting. A White House source also confirmed to CNN that Trump knew about the insult prior to Wednesday.

During a hastily arranged statement Wednesday morning, Tillerson insisted he enjoys a close relationship with Trump and called him "smart." But he would not directly deny that he'd called Trump a "moron."

"I'm not going to deal with petty stuff like that," Tillerson said from the State Department Treaty Room. "I'm just not going to be part of this effort to divide this administration."

Though Tillerson didn't deny calling Trump a moron, Trump tweeted: "The @NBCNews story has just been totally refuted by Sec. Tillerson and @VP Pence. It is #FakeNews. They should issue an apology to AMERICA!"

Trump was flying aboard Air Force One at the time to greet survivors of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Trump later told reporters inside a Las Vegas hospital he has "total confidence" in Tillerson and called reports that the secretary of state called him a moron "fake news" and "totally made up."

Trump answered the question after praising the work of doctors and nurses who responded to Sunday's mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip.

Not to be out done ....


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