After NBC broke the news that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the sitting President of the United states a “fucking moron,” Tillerson held a press conference to announce that he was not resigning.
However, he did not deny the reported tensions between himself and President Donald Trump over the summer, nor did he completely refute the “fucking moron” insult.
Of course, Twitter responded to this news by making a mockery of the Trump, Tillerson, and their reported “moron” beef:
PRO TIP: don’t call a news conference to deny you called the president a moron and then fail to deny you called the president a moron
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 4, 2017
You would have to be a complete moron to not fire a guy who called you a moron
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 4, 2017
Four hours from now in Vegas: “Many people are saying I’m not a moron”
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) October 4, 2017
To be clear, Rex Tillerson didn’t just call Trump a “moron”. He called him a “fucking moron”.
— Sean Kent (@seankent) October 4, 2017
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 4, 2017
Reporter: Apparently you called Trump a “moron”
Rex Tillerson: “I’m not going to deal with petty nonsense like that” pic.twitter.com/lFmDoZPBpv
— Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) October 4, 2017
Rex Tillerson is the most embarrassing Trump official, except for all the others.
— CA Democratic Party (@CA_Dem) October 4, 2017
The Daily Beast can confirm that Rex Tillerson said an objective fact about his boss.
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) October 4, 2017
I think Rex Tillerson just made the most memorable hostage video since Patty Hearst. Amazing.
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 4, 2017
this is the most I have ever liked Rex Tillerson https://t.co/FjYyeEGK0M
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) October 4, 2017
This is the *only* thing I have in common with Rex Tillerson. https://t.co/RMqllrZj0c
— Adam Mansbach (@adammansbach) October 4, 2017
Rex Tillerson’s life right now is like a textbook monkey paw wish
— Merry ChrisPersonmas (@Papapishu) October 4, 2017
Reporter: “Did you call Trump a moron?”
Rex Tillerson: pic.twitter.com/80j61tP0F8
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) October 4, 2017
Rex Tillerson explains pic.twitter.com/qzW39uL9SH
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) October 4, 2017
Rex Tillerson: Blink twice if you need help.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) October 4, 2017
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