“Safe to say NBC News will not issuing an apology to America as the president is calling for,” MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson said on Wednesday.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference to refute an NBC News report that alleged Tillerson was on “the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House.”
Tillerson called the NBC report “erroneous,” and said during his press conference that he never considered resigning.
Following the press conference, President Trump tweeted: “The @NBCNews story has just been totally refuted by Sec. Tillerson and @VP Pence. It is #FakeNews. They should issue an apology to AMERICA!”
“Safe to say NBC News will not issuing an apology to America as the president is calling for,” MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson said after the Tillerson press conference and Trump tweet, before interviewing the author of the article NBC’s Carol Lee.
Jackson explained the network will not be issuing an apology “because again, got to underscore the secretary did not refute directly some of the key points in [Lee’s] piece.”
“Right,” Lee said. “And, you know, if the president were to accept our reporting as true, which it is, he would essentially have to fire Rex Tillerson.”
Lee then told Jackson that she still stands by her reporting despite Tillerson’s claim that much of the reporting was false.
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