Trump claims Tillerson and Pence "totally refuted" NBC report

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to make a statement in support of President Trump. Photo: Cliff Owen / AP

President Trump has called on NBC News to "issue an apology to AMERICA," claiming that its report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron" and considered resigning over the summer was "totally refuted":

Trump's claim: "The @NBCNews story has just been totally refuted by Sec. Tillerson and @VPPence. It is #FakeNews. They should issue an apology to AMERICA!"