Though the uneasy relationship continues, it is unlikely - for now - that Tillerson will leave, sources have told CNN, because the President and his top aides are aware of the perception that they are shedding top staff at an unnerving clip.
The president is scheduled to sit down for lunch today with Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the White House.
Adding some extra spice to its U.S. political markets, Paddy Power has further placed odds of 150/1 (less than 1% chance) that Tillerson confirms publically before the end of the year that he did indeed call President Trump a "moron". His spokeswoman later said he never used such language.
Trump added in the Forbes interview that Tillerson was "wasting his time" when Tillerson appeared to be reopening talks with North Korea.
Chance Stopped By Police, So He Records It Live On Instagram
At another point, he says the viewers can "help me out if it goes sideways", and notes he has his baby in the vehicle . The Chicago Sun-Times reports that almost 7 million of the Grammy Award-winner's Instagram followers watched.
NBC News reported on Wednesday Tillerson "was on the verge of resigning", this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House, according to senior administration officials who were aware of the situation at the time.
In the Forbes interview, for the magazine's cover under the headline "Inside Trump's Head", the president teases upcoming economic-development legislation "nobody knows about" that would penalize companies that move operations overseas and offer incentives for those that stay in the United States.
In his words: "I think it's fake news".
First off, Trump said he thought all the recent reports about Tillerson were "fake news" pieces. In his tweet, Trump charged that Democrats "don't care about safety for U.S.A".
President Trump rips ESPN ratings, Jemele Hill
Hill was suspended by ESPN for two weeks after tweets she made that violated the company's social media guidelines. Trump jumped back into the subject this morning by attacking Hill and ESPN on Twitter.
Mr Trump said on Sunday there needed to be security enhancements - and the border wall he has demanded - before he would sign on to a bill restoring a programme that shields from deportation young people brought to the USA illegally when they were children.
The president also suggested the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organisations like the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag.
Trump also tweeted Tuesday that ESPN ratings have "tanked" because of Jemele Hill, the anchor suspended for making political statements on social media.
New International Trailer For Justice League Shows DC Heroes Uniting
DC raised the bar with Wonder Woman after suffering two critical blows with Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice . The DC Films franchise culminates in the anticipated blockbuster film, Justice League , which we get a first look at here.