Tillerson on rumored tensions with Trump: 'Your story keeps being wrong'

Tillerson on rumored tensions with Trump: 'Your story keeps being wrong'
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Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonUS steps up its game in Africa, a continent open for business Matt Drudge shares mock ‘Survivor’ cover suggesting more White House officials will leave this summer 'Daily Show' trolls Trump over Pruitt's resignation MORE on Wednesday dismissed rumored tensions with President Trump amid reports that he was being pushed out of his position by the White House. 

Tillerson's remarks came after a question from an AP reporter during a press conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

"On several occasions, the president has publicly undermined your diplomatic efforts. In recent days, White House officials have said that you are going to be pushed out. And these are not media inventions. These are coming from the White House," the reporter said. 

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"Many Americans see these efforts as humiliating to you. You have had an illustrious career. Why do you put up with it? Why don’t you quit?" the reporter asked.  

"This is a narrative that keeps coming up about every six weeks," Tillerson responded. "And I would say you all need to get some new sources because your story keeps being wrong."

The exchange comes amid reports that Tillerson is on his way out at the department, and could be replaced in the coming weeks. 

Tillerson dismissed the reports last week, calling them "laughable."

The president appeared to skirt around a question on Tillerson's future last week in the Oval Office, saying "He's here. Rex is here."

Relations between Tillerson and the White House seemed to hit a low point in October, when NBC reported that the diplomat had referred to the commander in chief as a "moron" earlier in the year. 

The State Department has denied the report.