Mainstream media reports about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's firing being imminent have lit up the news channels and websites. The eager anticipation of such an event has been palpable.
"The end of Rex Tillerson may finally be here," wrote the Washington Post early Friday morning.
"Report: Trump Is 'Ready' to Fire Rex Tillerson," Slate claimed in a headline.
"Who is Trump considering to replace Rex Tillerson?" asked CBS News.
Time headlined their story early Friday, "Donald Trump Is Thinking About Replacing Rex Tillerson With CIA Chief Mike Pompeo: Reports"
"Trumplomacy: Why Rex Tillerson is in trouble," wrote BBC News, mimicking the tone of America's news outlets.
But Friday afternoon President Trump tweeted, "The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon — FAKE NEWS! He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!"
State Department Press Secretary Heather Nauert also addressed the media's speculation, according to Fox News, saying, “[Tillerson] remains the secretary of state and as long as he serves at the pleasure of the president, he will continue to do that job. He’s heard these kinds of stories before, and he’s just going about his business.”
The "rumors are not true," she told reporters.
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