While Fihn later said that she was joking in response to the Tillerson news, she reiterated, "I think that the election of President Donald Trump has made a lot of people very uncomfortable with the fact that he alone can authorize the use of nuclear weapons".
Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump's comment was simply a joke.
Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly were reported to have pleaded with him to stay for the sake of "stability".
Tillerson was the subject of much speculation last week that predicted America's top diplomat would either resign or be fired for policy differences with Trump.
Speculation continues that Trump's White House cabinet is fractured and relations fraught, especially given the president's offhand and extremely public way of dealing with his subordinates.
In an interview with Forbes published Tuesday morning, Trump denied that Tillerson did actually call him a "moron", but said that if reports were true, he may have to compare IQs with his secretary of state.
Tillerson said he never considered resigning, though he didn't directly address the reported insult. Trump claimed in one of his tweets.
This type of pissing match is what 14-year-old boys do on the internet, and yet, it is also pretty similar to the exact same thing the president of the United States, who is not a 14-year-old, is doing right now with the secretary of state.
While Forbes noted Trump was talking about how he dealt with football team owners when he bought a New Jersey team in 1984, it's unclear whether that characterization of his business dealings applied to his other clients.
Tillerson isn't the first to say it, and he'll be far from the last to make this point. Regardless of who would win that competition - Trump implied he win - it would do nothing to answer the question of who is smarter.
Still, last week Trump told reporters he has "total confidence" in his secretary of state.
Meanwhile, op-eds and letters to the editor register Indigenous people's objections to Columbus as worthy of commemoration. Norwalk police said they are investigating vandalism of a statue of Columbus , but did not release any other details.
Of course, this is an unsettling news for Mourinho .MU has already lost flamboyant midfielder Paul Pogba to injury. A Belgian FA official also confirmed the injury, and said: "It is something to be anxious about on first sight".
A man has been arrested after a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians on a pavement outside the Natural History Museum in London . But police later said the incident was not "terrorist-related" and is being treated as a road traffic collision.
In any case, the browser will be bringing nearly the same functions as PC on both Android and iOS platforms. The launcher comes with a feed like Google Now that shows top news, events of the day, and most used apps.
But in July and August, a string of pre-order debacles got retro video game fans worrying that Nintendo's promises meant nothing. It's not an easy solution at all, but one Redditor acquired a ROM of Star Fox 2 running on an actual, authentic Super Nintendo .
John Dean was driving to his Sonoma County home early Monday when he saw a house on fire along the road. Smoke was thick as far away as San Francisco, 60 miles (96 kilometers) south of the Sonoma County fire.
He then proceeded to expose himself and allegedly masturbated in front of her and then ejaculated into a nearby plant. Weinstein then asked her to "stand there and shut up" while he masturbated in front of her, leaving her stunned.
Following the loss of Christian Benteke to a knee injury, winger Bakary Sako is deployed in a centre-forward role this afternoon. The sequence occurred just three minutes into the Premier League matchup and led to United's first goal early in the game.
The refugee crisis erupted after ARSA raids on Myanmar police posts on August 25 prompted a brutal military backlash. As many as 91,423 Rohingya have already been registered, and some 9,000 more join that list every day, he said.
On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a major military operation was underway in the province of Idlib. The newly launched operation is regarded as a strong push for establishing the fourth zone, to be set up in Idlib.
On Monday, Facebook said it had done so and also would hire an additional 1,000 workers to police ads on its site. The FBI said Monday that there are no apparent links between the shooting and global terror groups.
The Calgary-based company said previously that it was suspending its efforts to get regulatory approvals for the mega projects. Heurtel asked TransCanada Pipelines to supply a report on the environmental impact of Energy East in Quebec.
The growth in the renewables market has been quite startling, with China accounting for large proportion of that growth. Despite policy uncertainties at the federal level, the USA remains the second-largest growth market for renewable.
AT&T has confirmed that it will be selling the iPhone X, and pre-orders begin on October 27 with availability starting November 3. Verizon will offer the iPhone X at the same time as the rest of the industry, though we haven't received word on promotions yet.
After the teams left the field, officials ruled there were two seconds left when Johnson went down, leaving time for another play. In addition to a 49-game nonconference winning streak, the Tigers are 35-0 all-time against Sun Belt teams.
Russian Federation has been quietly aiding North Korea via a web of shell companies on the border with the Stalinist state. But in the Korean Peninsula, Russia's increasing involvement is welcomed by one of the US key ally in the region, too.
Australian captain Steve Smith on Saturday left his country's tour of India because of a shoulder injury, the team announced. Shikhar Dhawan and Ashish Nehra are back in the team while the rest of the XI will remain same as in the ODI series .
The Barcelona captain is now second on the all-time appearance list for the club, trailing only former midfield partner Xavi. The 33-year-old Iniesta has played 639 matches for the club since making his debut with the first team in October 2002.
He later booked a second room for August 3 through August 6, the same days as Lollapalooza in Grant Park. She said she loved Paddock as a "kind, caring, quiet man" and hoped they would have a future together.
Many Netflix subscribers across the United States are going to be a little lighter in the wallet starting next month. The price changes applied immediately to new customers and will roll out in the weeks ahead to current subscribers.
Police knew the name of the Malibu's registered owner, as well as the suspect's physical description, and set up roadblocks. The truck eventually flipped over and the driver was arrested. "The complexities of a terrorism investigation are vast".
The "Mary Jane's Last Dance" singer achieved fame as the frontman for Tom Petty and the Hesrtbreakers in the 1970s. One week later the rock legend would be dead, after suffering cardiac arrest in the early morning of October 2.
Videos of the initial gunfire in Las Vegas appeared to indicate the use of a fully automatic, machine-gun-type weapon. Americans need more than our president's prayers. "There's a lot we need to do in the wake of this mass shooting".
Yesterday we reported that Sony was releasing an updated PSVR model with a slightly improved design. The new PlayStation VR with model number CUH-ZVR2 now comes with integrated stereo headphone cables.