Stung Over Being Called a Moron, Donald Trump Now Insists NBC is ‘Run by Morons’

Stung Over Being Called a Moron, Donald Trump Now Insists NBC is ‘Run by Morons’, by Lachlan Markay.

 The president of the United States is still furious at his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for reportedly calling him a “moron” or, upon further reporting, a “fucking moron.” And he won’t stop venting to friends and senior aides about the news outlet that broke the story. …

The president has a long-running feud with NBC, in general. But his eagerness to reappropriate Tillerson’s reported epithet against the Peacock Network is not just driven by disgust with their reporting. Trump also has a habit of hurling the same insults leveled at him back at those he considers enemies. …

Publicly, President Trump has rage-tweeted at NBC News over the course of several days over the Tillerson story. …

The story, which has been confirmed by other news outlets, documented how an angry and frustrated Tillerson had strongly considered resigning over Trump’s speech in July to the annual jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America, where Tillerson used to serve as president. At the event, Trump went full-on campaign-style politics, lashing out at President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, all while eliciting 2016-era chants of “lock her up” and “build the wall.”

The NBC report also detailed that Tillerson had called Trump a “moron,” that Vice President Mike Pence had to step in to keep Tillerson on the job …

Tillerson quickly held a press conference shortly after the story published to deny certain aspects of the story. But he conspicuously did not deny the “moron” section. His decision at the presser not to aggressively deny that he had called Trump a “moron” for having little-to-no grasp on policy, diplomacy, and international affairs further enraged the president, who steamed and grumbled for hours straight.