Tillerson has long been rumored to be the next person to leave the White House. Many news outlets have reported that Tillerson and President Trump did not agree on issues regarding American foreign policy.
Now, it appears the rumors are true! Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out! The move comes just days after Gary Cohn left as Chief Economic Adviser.
President Trump sent out a major tweet about the news. He also announced Tillerson's replacement and made a huge move in the CIA.
"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!" Wrote President Trump.
Social media went crazy when news of the shake-up broke. Many people referenced a tweet from just a few months ago where the President took aim at "fake news" reports about Tillerson leaving.
An aide close to Tillerson revealed the firing blindsided the Secretary of State. According to them, Rex has no idea he was about to be removed.
‘He had no idea that this was occurring," said Steve Goldstein, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. “He did not know.”
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