Donald Trump ousts Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo is new secretary of state

CIA Director to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

US President Donald Trump removed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! "Congratulations to all!" Trump said on Twitter.

Trump's Twitter Post: Mike Pompeo, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will become our new Secretary of State. The secretary cut short his diplomatic trip to Africa, returning to Washington, DC, on Monday.

To replace Pompeo at the CIA, President Trump intends to promote Deputy Director Gina Haspel to the top post. She will be the first woman to take that role.


On November 18, 2016, then-President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Pompeo to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Trump publicly undercut Tillerson's diplomatic initiatives numerous times, including on Monday when the former secretary of state's comments about Russian Federation appeared to be at odds with those of the White House.

Before issuing his statement, Tillerson called his British counterpart Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to discuss the investigation into last week's attempt to kill former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the southwest of England.

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