Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday again refused to deny that he called President Donald Trump a moron after a meeting earlier this year.
Asked in an interview on CNN about his comments, which have been independently reported by multiple media outlets, Tillerson said he was "not going to dignify that question."
"I am not going to deal with that petty stuff," Tillerson said. "This is a town that seems to relish gossip, rumor, innuendo, and they feed on it. They feed on one another in a very destructive way."
Host Jake Tapper continued to press Tillerson.
"When you don't answer the question, it makes people think you probably did say it," Tapper said. "But either way, whatever happened, it is serious. So can you please clear it up?"
"As I said Jake, I'm not playing," Tillerson responded.
The CNN host pointed out that Tillerson still hadn't answered the question.