"And I can tell you who is going to win", Trump said. But when the president is asked if he and Tillerson agree on North Korea, Trump says he has "a little bit of a different attitude on North Korea than other people might have".
The President's tense relationship with his Secretary of State burst into public view last week - one NBC News story claimed Vice President Mike Pence had to talk Mr Tillerson out of resigning in recent months.
He made the remark in a magazine interview when asked about reports that Mr Tillerson had called him a moron. "Maybe you guys should get a sense of humour and try it sometime", she quipped. More recently, The New York Times's Nicholas Kristof declared that, "I've been covering North Korea on and off since the 1980s, and this five-day trip has left me more alarmed than ever about the risks of a catastrophic confrontation". But if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests.
Mr Tillerson said he never considered resigning, and his spokeswoman said he never used such language. The White House insisted the president was only joking.
That's despite making repeated Twitter statements undermining Mr Tillerson's official announcements.
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In the Forbes interview, Mr Trump responded to criticism that he has undermined his secretary of state through his often provocative tweets that have interfered directly with ongoing diplomatic efforts.
Among those helping to soothe tensions between the two men are White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Defence Secretary James Mattis, who both have privately stressed the imperative of stability atop the State Department at a critical moment for the nation. They had a great visit earlier today.
"I did not undercut anybody", he also told reporters. "I don't believe in undercutting people", he said.
Shortly beforehand, the president maintained he still had confidence in the secretary of state.
The officials in the room told Trump that it would be very challenging to build up the nuclear arsenal and explained that the U.S.is in a stronger military position than it was when the nuclear stockpile was larger, according to NBC News.