Trump Replaces Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director

Conservative Firing Line | 3/13/2018 | Staff
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Just weeks before a critical meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, President Trump ousted his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and nominated Mike Pompeo in his place. Pompeo has been serving as head of the CIA. Trump said that Tillerson and he have been discussing the move for months, but media reports say Tillerson learned of his ouster by a tweet and really ‘doesn’t know why’ he was fired.

The President says he thinks Tillerson will be “much happier” now.

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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!

Since Rex Tillerson became Secretary of State, there have been rumors of friction between him and the President. On occasion, Tillerson said things that undercut the President’s foreign policy. As one friend put it, they were burning “opposite ends of the candle.” But the President hung in there and left him in place until now, when...
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