Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson, to tap CIA Director Mike Pompeo for State Dept.: Report
DEVELOPING: President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and is replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Mr. Trump confirmed the news on Twitter, thanking Mr. Tillerson for his service, and naming a replacement for Mr. Pompeo at the CIA. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become…
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018