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Trump Ousts Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson


Added 03-13-18 10:54:07am EST - “Tillerson reportedly learned he'd been booted from Trump's tweet.” - Huffingtonpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffingtonpost.com: “Trump Ousts Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted that he is replacing Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, minutes after The Washington Post first reported that he had ousted Tillerson on Friday. 

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!

The White House said Trump asked Tillerson to step down on Friday so the president could have a “new team in place” for an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

But a State Department spokesman told CNN that Tillerson found out about his firing when Trump announced it on Twitter on Tuesday.

According to a statement that followed Trump’s announcement, Tillerson ”had every intention of staying,” the State Department said. “The Secretary did not speak to the President and is unaware of the reason.”

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