Trump fires Rex Tillerson, will nominate Mike Pompeo to replace him

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(Worthy News) - President Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him.

Trump announced via Twitter that Pompeo will do "a fantastic job," and that Gina Haspel will become the new CIA director.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Trump asked Tillerson to step aside on Friday, but other reports say the secretary of state learned the news over Twitter. Tillerson thus cut his trip to Africa short to return to Washington. However, State Department spokesman Steve Goldstein said in a statement that Tillerson "did not speak to the President (prior to his firing) and is unaware of the reason." [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Trump fires Rex Tillerson, will nominate Mike Pompeo to replace him

  1. Then, Trump turned right around and fired the Assistant who dared to make mention of how rudely Trump had fired Tillerson.

    A President has the right (and power) to remove those who "serve at the pleasure of the President" but to publicly humiliate the man, after he had served well, so many times, is cause for concern.

    Does Trump believe himself to be a king?

    It's only a benevolent monarchy that rules well. Which is why so many of us love and adore, worship and praise, follow and advance, our King of kings.

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