Posted: 12:54 am ET
Via All News:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday said that the firing of FBI Director James Comey did not shake his faith in how much independence he has, adding that he has to earn President Trump’s confidence “every day.”
“I have a great relationship with the president,” Tillerson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“I understand what his objectives are,” he added. “When I’m not clear on what his objectives are, we talk about it.”
Tillerson also said he is “devoted” to helping Trump achieve his objectives.
“And I understand I have to earn his confidence every day with how I go about those affairs and how I go about conducting the State Department’s activities consistent with the direction he wants to take the country.”
When asked about his personal line between service to the president and service to the country, Tillerson said he “will never compromise” his own values.
“That’s my only line. And my values are those of the country.”