Tillerson holding a press conference about his ousting. | Photo: YouTube/TIME President Donald Trump replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Gina Haspel, in turn, is becoming the new CIA Director.
He revealed the news via tweet on Tuesday (13 March) morning. 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 The number of senior officials who were hired by the Trump administration — and subsequently left — is now in the high 30s. This is a higher turnover rate in one year of Trump’s term than the first two years of past presidents like Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Trump first nominated Tillerson in December 2016 . A blindside
According to various reports, Tillerson did not know about this decision before it happened. Reporters from AP confirmed the tweet was a shock. We got off the plane with Tillerson less than four hours ago. There was zero indication on […]