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Trump Fires Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, Replaces Him With CIA Director Mike Pompeo

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Trump Fires Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, Replaces Him With CIA Director Mike Pompeo




President Trump fired secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Tuesday.

Trump nominated Gina Haspel, Pompeo’s current deputy, to lead the CIA.

Trump told reporters Tuesday morning that he made the decision “by myself.”

“I actually got along great with Rex, but really, it was a different mindset,” Trump said from the White House.

Trump tweeted about his staff changes shortly after Tillerson’s firing was first reported by The Washington Post.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted shortly after initial reports of the news.




“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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