Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, names Mike Pompeo as replacement
U.S. President Donald Trump has fired Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State the president announced Tuesday, replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Gina Haspel will take over as director of the CIA, Trump said.
Trump announced the removal of Tillerson on social media Tuesday morning.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!”
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