“I just don’t want to keep having this conversation. The focus is, I really want to do a good job now in what I’m doing,” Haley said in an interview with The Washington Post and Reuters. “We have a secretary of state. Tillerson’s not going anywhere, so it’s really not been a topic of conversation.”
Pressed, she said she would turn down the position if Trump offered it.
Tillerson, who was traveling in the Middle East and Europe while Haley was in Africa, has denied reports that he is fed up with dysfunction in the Trump administration and planning to quit. His relationship with Trump has cooled in recent months, however, and he has clashed with senior White House officials.
In recent interviews, Tillerson has said he intends to remain on the job.