- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson abruptly left the podium while addressing reporters on Monday.
- The first question came from a French reporter, who asked him whether he’d already submitted a letter of resignation effective January.
- Tillerson said the question was “ridiculous” and ended the briefing.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was speaking to reporters Monday before meeting with French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, when a member of the French press asked him an awkward question.
“Bonjour, Monsieur Secretary,” the reporter began. “Secretary Tillerson, have you already submitted a letter of resignation with an effective date in January?”
“That’s ridiculous,” Tillerson replied, according to a transcript posted by CNN.
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