Trump: Mike Pompeo Replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Mar 13, 2018

President Donald Trump is replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
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President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he's replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Pompeo is to be replaced at CIA by Gina Haspel, Pompeo's deputy at CIA. She would be the first woman in that role.

Tillerson had just returned from a shortened trip to Africa hours before the announcement. Trump offered no explanation for the change.

 

He Tweeted it out: