Bob Corker Blasts Donald Trump for Castrating Rex Tillerson

Lucy Bush
October 16, 2017

"During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Tillerson was asked to respond to Corker's comments". In response, the president has maintained a steady Twitter campaign against Corker, most recently calling him "Liddle" and seeking to play down the interview.

"You can not publicly castrate your own secretary of state without giving yourself that binary choice", Corker told the Washington Post on Friday.

In a number of tweets on the topic, Trump previously hit out at Tillerson's negotiation tactics over North Korea on October 1, stating: "I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man".

The statement comes after months of tense relations between Washington and Pyongyang. "I'm just not going to be part of this effort to divide this administration".

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Tillerson is among the most senior officials in Trump's Cabinet and White House who remains in his job, after a series of high profile resignations and firings.

"I think this is an unconventional president".

Trump "has made it clear to me to continue my diplomatic efforts", Tillerson said.

Tillerson is also reported to have called Trump a "moron" and even had to call a press conference to quash rumours he was about to resign. "He uses unconventional communication tools, he uses unconventional techniques to motivate change".

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For people who have been around Washington for a long time, Tillerson said, this is not a place that likes to change.

"I checked, I'm fully intact", Tillerson replied.

The secretary also says he's committed to executing the President's objectives, despite Tennessee Sen.

At the very end of the clip, Tapper asked again if Tillerson was concerned about being "gelded" in front of the whole world.

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