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Trump has 'total confidence' in Tillerson

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Posted at 10:47 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 22:47:15-04

President Donald Trump says he has "total confidence" in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

He told reporters in Las Vegas on Wednesday that a report that Tillerson called Trump a "moron" was "made up by NBC. They just made it up."

Tillerson earlier did not deny the report, but later had a spokeswoman do so. Tillerson did deny the report's account that he had considered quitting the administration in July. Trump made a politicized speech to the Boy Scouts of America. Tillerson was the president of the Boy Scouts for two years.

Trump spoke in Las Vegas after he met with first responders and victims of the mass shooting on a country music festival there on Sunday night.