Steve Goldstein, the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, released a statement today, saying Tillerson did not speak directly to Trump.

“The secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and still believes strongly that public service is a noble calling,” Goldstein said. “The secretary had every intention of staying because of the critical progress made in national security. He will miss his colleagues at the Department of State and the foreign ministers he has worked with throughout the world.”