Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, is suspected to conflict with Donald Trump.
According to CNN, he called Trump a moron. Previously, many officials in the US government quitted because of deteriorating relationship with Trump. But Tillerson denied the possibility of resigning.
The Guardian: Rex Tillerson says he won't quit but doesn't deny calling Trump a 'moron'
On the other hand, he did not directly deny that he had said "moron" to Trump, according to the media. What is in his mind is unsure.
Donald Trump also denied the conflict with Tillerson and requested the media to make an apology for the false report. But, no one has canceled their comments.
I believe Tillerson is a skilled person about diplomacy and defense policy. It is not surprising that he has been annoyed by Trump's unstable and defiant comments. Indeed, he deems Trump as a moron, I guess.
But it is another issue whether he drops out from this position. If Trump still trusts Tillerson enough to permit him to do based on his own decision, Tillerson will be able to continue cooperating with Trump. Otherwise, he can no more be patient to the boss' clumsiness.
The presence of Tillerson has a crucial role for Japan and South Korea for maintaining the situation of the Korean peninsula. As a Japanese, I hope Tillerson to keep working. Excellent subordinates are needed for the strange boss.