Tillerson Summoned to White House Amid Presidential Fury: Sources - NBC 6 South Florida
President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

The latest news on President Donald Trump's first year as president

Tillerson Summoned to White House Amid Presidential Fury: Sources

Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, was fuming in Phoenix, where he was traveling, seven officials told NBC News

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he never considered leaving the Trump administration and reiterated his admiration for President Donald Trump, publicly refuting an NBC News report that outlined his frustration with the president. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, abruptly scrapped plans to travel with President Donald Trump on Wednesday so he could try to manage the fallout from new revelations about tensions between the president and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, six senior administration officials told NBC News.

    Kelly summoned Tillerson, and their ally Defense Secretary James Mattis, to the White House, where the three of them huddled to discuss a path forward, according to three administration officials.

    The White House downplayed Kelly's decision to stay in Washington, saying he did so to manage day-to-day operations.

    Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, was fuming in Phoenix, where he was traveling, seven officials told NBC News. He and Tillerson spoke on the phone before the secretary’s public appearance on Wednesday morning.