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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSMiami) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has never considered leaving his post as Secretary of State, amid reports there’s been tension with President Donald Trump.

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Tillerson called reports to the contrary “erroneous.”

“The vice president has never had to persuade me to remain as secretary of state because I have never considered leaving this post,” said Tillerson.

In a statement at the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, Tillerson reiterated his commitment to the job and the Trump administration agenda.

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“My commitment to the success of our president and our country is as strong as it was the day I accepted his offer to serve as Secretary of State,” said Tillerson. “There’s much to be done and we’re still just getting started.”

According to a report from NBC, Tillerson considered resigning this summer and referred to the president as a “moron.”

When asked about that headline, Tillerson called it “petty nonsense,” but did not deny it.

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“I am not going to deal with petty stuff like that. I mean this is what I don’t understand about Washington. I’m not from this place but the places I come from, we don’t deal with that kind of petty nonsense,” said Tillerson. “It is intended to do nothing but divide people. I am not going to be part of this effort to divide this administration.”