Representing the United States at a meeting of NATO allies Wednesday, an angry Secretary of State Rex Tillerson dismissed reports that White House officials are pushing him to resign.
Persistent rumors that Tillerson has strained relations with President Donald Trump erupted into headlines last week when US media cited anonymous White House sources claiming that the top diplomat would be gone within weeks.
Tillerson brushed off the reports, but arrived in Europe for talks with EU, NATO and OSCE leaders this week trailed by questions about his future in the job. Asked at NATO talks why he hasn’t resigned, he responded firmly.
“This is a narrative that keeps coming up every six weeks, and I would say you all need to get some new sources, because your story keeps being wrong,” he told reporters.