President Trump took to Twitter to confirm the news that he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. CIA Director Mike Pompeo will take over the post, and Gina Haspel will be promoted to CIA Director. President Trump discussed Tillerson’s departure before boarding Marine One Tuesday morning, and thanked Tillerson for his service, saying it just came down to too many disagreements between the two of them.
“I actually got along great with Rex, but really it was our different mind set and way of thinking.”
Rex Tillerson is the latest Trump Administration departure. Gary Cohn recently left following his disagreement over Trump’s tariff proposal and Hope Hicks stepped down the week before to peruse other opportunities.