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His frustrations public, Tillerson tries to tamp down resignation speculation

His frustrations public, Tillerson tries to tamp down resignation speculation

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held his first public event in five days Wednesday — a meeting with the visiting Lebanese prime minister — as aides try to quell speculation over whether he is considering resigning.

Speculation about the possibility of a Tillerson resignation has been mounting as the secretary’s frustrations with life in the Trump administration have been increasingly on display. His top aides deny he is considering resignation, but that has not stopped the guessing game.

CNN even gave it a clever name: Rexit.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Wednesday he had spoken with Tillerson on Tuesday night and...

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