Rex Tillerson Just Got Fired: Trump Will Replace Him With CIA Director Mike Pompeo
President Donald Trump on Monday asked Rex Tillerson to step aside as secretary of state and is replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Trump also tweeted the news, confirming that the secretary of state is out and he already has a replacement: Mike Pompeo.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!” Trump tweeted. “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!”
Gina Haspel, CIA deputy director, will be nominated to replace Director Pompeo.
This is a developing story and it will be updated.