On Sunday's "State of the Union" on CNN, Tapper quoted Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committtee, who told The Washington Post on Friday that President Trump had "castrated" Tillerson—i.e., undermined him. When Tapper said "What's your response to that?," Tillerson initially gave a sort of non-answer, until the CNN anchor pressed further: "You have a cattle ranch. You don't wanna say anything about the senator suggesting you've been gelded before the world? That's not anything that bothers you?" Tillerson simply smiled wanly and said "I checked. I'm fully intact."
It's come to this, folks: In the most memorable moment from the Sunday morning talk-show circuit in ages, a member of the Trump administration, humiliated and emasculated by POTUS, actually had to confirm to the media that his manhood is still complete—physically speaking, at least.
Disappointingly, though, Tapper failed to demand proof—even though the secretary of state, balls (presumably) and all, was sitting right there. You might say that Tapper dropped the ... oh, never mind.