Trump Fires Rex Tillerson As United States Secretary Of State

Trump Fires Rex Tillerson As United States Secretary Of State

United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who was recently in Nigeria, has been fired by Donald Trump. He announced his decision on Twitter saying:

“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!”

According the New York Times, a senior administrative official said Trump’s decision was in order to have a new team before the forthcoming talks with Kim Jong-un.

Mike Pompeo, the current director of the CIA, will replace Tillerson, while Pompeo, will be replaced by Gina Haspel, who will become the first female director of the CIA.

Statement released by the White House –

As Director of the C.I.A., Mike has earned the praise of members in both parties by strengthening our intelligence gathering, modernizing our defensive and offensive capabilities, and building close ties with our friends and allies in the international intelligence community.

I have gotten to know Mike very well over the past 14 months, and I am confident he is the right person for the job at this critical juncture,” he continued. He will continue our program of restoring America’s standing in the world, strengthening our alliances, confronting our adversaries, and seeking the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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March 13th, 2018

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