President Trump responded to a report by NBC News that Secretary of State Tillerson called him a 'f-ing moron' after he visited victims of the Las Vegas shooting in the hospital.
Earlier today, Tillerson denied the story and said some in Washington are trying to "sow dissension" to further their own agenda.
REPORTER: Mr. President, any response to Rex Tillerson's comments last week (ph)?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah, I'm very honored by his comments. It was fake news. It was a totally phony story. Thank you very much. It was made up -- it was made up by NBC. They just made it up. Thank you all.
REPORTER: You have confidence in him?
TRUMP: Thank you. Total confidence in Rex. I have total confidence.
Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.
Trump tweeted Thursday morning:
Rex Tillerson never threatened to resign. This is Fake News put out by @NBCNews. Low news and reporting standards. No verification from me.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2017