Bob Corker Blasts Donald Trump for Castrating Rex Tillerson

Sen. Bob Corker. AP

On October 4, NBC News reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson almost resigned over the summer following a series of tense moments with President Trump.

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Tension between the two countries has grown exponentially due to the nuclear tests that North Korea has carried out in recent months, and which have been interpreted as a clear threat not only to the U.S. but also to its main allies in the area, South Korea and Japan.

Corker sharply criticized Trump earlier this month after Trump tweeted that Tillerson was wasting his time trying to open up diplomatic channels with North Korea, which has grown increasingly provocative in recent months.

In an interview with CNN, Tillerson tried to minimize tweets the president recently sent that appeared to undermine the secretary of state's diplomatic efforts and credibility.

"I checked. I'm fully intact", he said.

Tillerson is among the most senior officials in Trump's Cabinet and White House who remains in his job, after a series of high profile resignations and firings. Tillerson said Trump was "unconventional" in his methods of motivating change in a town resistant to change.

"The president speaks for himself", Tillerson said at the time.

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"I know the appearance of it certainly looks like there's sometimes disunity", Tillerson said on CBS' "Face the Nation". "I'm just not going to be part of this effort to divide this administration".

Corker has already been a target of Trump's Twitter tirades.

"And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump told Forbes magazine.

"No, sir. He has made it clear to me to continue my diplomatic efforts", Tillerson said.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said Trump's comments were the equivalent of castrating the secretary in public.

I wish there were more Republicans in Congress who would publicly condemn Trump for his despicable behavior and actions.

They men also disagreed on the nation's Afghanistan strategy, which was discussed in the July Pentagon meeting, though Trump was persuaded by Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis to maintain the United States' presence in the region. Sen.

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