Secretary of State Rex Tillerson uniting or dividing Trump administration?

"The View" co-hosts discuss reports that Tillerson called Trump "a moron" and Sen. Bob Corker's saying Tillerson is helping "separate our country from chaos."
8:19 | 10/05/17

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Well, so yesterday secretary of state Rex tillerson spoke out after it was reported he allegedly called you know who in the white house a moron. Here's what he had to say when reporters asked him about calling him a moron. I'm not going to deal with petty stuff like that. This is what I don't understand about Washington. I'm not from this place. The places I come from we don't deal with that kind of petty nonsense. It's intended to do nothing but divide people. But what's really interesting is that he actually didn't deny that he called him a moron. I respect the pivot. It was a good pivot. It sort of told you he's not going to lie. He doesn't lie. He could have easily said I didn't say that. He didn't do it. He's not really a liar. Good news. Actually Donald Trump tweeted you know this was all fake news and NBC should retract the story. Then Stephanie any rule from NBC got on air and said what my source said he said [ they doubled down. The person who could answer the question and many more about you know who is joy. Isn't that right, joy. Even though it's alleged untilerson called him a moron. I'm confirming allegations I called him a moron way before. In fact, here's Larry David doing a dramatic reading from my new book the gas bag, an a to Z study guide for surviving trump world. Watch Larry call him a moron. M is for moron. There's an actual medical scale of stupidity and moron is not at the bottom. The scale is based on standardized iq testing. An e-mail be sill is smarter than an idiot. A moron is smarter than an I am be sill. Donald, when it comes to the stupid scale, be proud. You're a moron. It's in your book. It's so incredible. People that say you don't get the benefit of the doubt clearly haven't read the book yet. Because it's not out yet. You can order it also on audible. It's the gas bag. Whoopi is doing that because when Barbara was pushing her book we used to sing. It went to the best seller list. We'll do the same thing. Tillerson apparently should stick around because according to Bob corker we need him right now. Take a look. Secretary tillerson and secretary Mattis and chief of staff Kelly are those people who help separate our country from chaos. They work well together to make sure the policies we put forth around the world are, you know, sound and co herniate. There are other people within the administration in my belief that don't. Should it terrify folks there are only three people keeping us off the press miss according to him. I think Rex tillerson has been going head to head with him for a while. They're both CEOs where the generals are used to rank in file. You're used to taking orders and direction. I think they're having a hard time because they were usually their own bosses and they weren't used to having to be accountable. Rex tillerson has been strong on north Korean diplomacy. Donald Trump will tweet something like there's no place for diplomacy and secretary until will come out and say I'm secretary of state and there is room for it. When he said the language divides it made me giggle. Part of this beef was Rex tillerson came out to say he wanted to be -- try diplomacy. Trump came out and said tell him to save his breath. That to me is a little divided. Meaning what? That his only military action is -- He was saying he had a different approach. To the chief diplomat. I don't remember. Maybe my history is not as good an organization or administration that had so many people coming out saying the opposite things. Not just a little different, opposite. It seems to me things have gotten so bad. It's starting to filter down to people like corker. They become blurters. It's like the administration's blurters and leakers. That's what they had. JFK had the best and the brightest. They have the blurters and leak ers. People are so frustrated. It's just chaos. I think when you're putting people's lives in danger -- it's one thing when you decimated the diplomatic lines. Very few diplomats out there sort of representing us. You know, when you have us on the press miss of war, someone has to come out and say this is not what we're doing. This is how we're handling this. I always say you want to wage a war with somebody find the guy who is pissing you off. I want him and Kim Jong-un -- I want the two of them -- remember death match? Yeah. That's where I want to see them fight. Leave us all out of it. I don't think we're -- I think we have a different way to approach North Korea. I think one of the things people have been saying that I think has been inaccurate is that nothing has happened that we haven't done it. The bottom line is before I think he took his dad out -- Kim Jong-un? Yeah. I think they had a specific thing. We dealt with the north Koreans very specifically. It was like, look, we will pay you and you can feed your people. You're just making ammunitions. I think president Obama called it strategic patience. Republican and democratic presidents had the same approach. Yeah. We'll pay you and you can feed your people because your people are hungry. You're not going to sell your arms to other places because that would be not good for anybody. So we're going to give you the money you need and leave your neighbor alone. If you mess with them, that's not going to bode well for anybody. The problem is Kim Jong-un -- as you say they're hungry. He's never hungry. You can see that. It's not even a joke. He's not hungry. It's about his narcicism also. You have trump with his and this guy with his. We've not had anyone who understood -- when you have two ars siss that's what they do. They fight each other. Y'all take that over there and let the grown ups run how this should be going. Speaking about the grown ups it seems general Kelly, who is now the chief of staff, has really reigned everybody in. Will he stay? He better stay. I don't think he is. I don't know that he'll stay and Rex tillerson will stay. Imagine if they leave, there's nobody. There's ivanka. And Jared. And Melania. I'm scared. Did you say I'm scared? I'm scared. We'll be back.

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