Donald Trump fires Secretary of State hours after backing UK's Russian Federation claim

Donald Trump fires Secretary of State hours after backing UK's Russian Federation claim

Rex Tillerson has been ousted as secretary of state, with current CIA Director Mike Pompeo assuming the role, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday morning.

A 30-year veteran of the CIA, Haspel said, "I look forward to providing President Trump the outstanding intelligence support he has grown to expect during his first year in office".

Tillerson is the latest high-ranking official in the Trump administration to resign.

"Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" he added.

Tillerson's ouster was reported minutes before Trump's tweet by the Washington Post, though tensions between the two have simmered almost since Tillerson took the job in 2017.

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Ms Haspel in a statement also said she was excited for her promotion.

The rejig comes amid the turbulent human resource management at the White House, with four Trump aides deserting him in the past fortnight.

The breaking point appears to be Trump's surprise announcement last week that he was willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to CBS News. In October, NBC reported that Tillerson called the president a "moron" following a meeting in July.

Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Steve Goldstein, said on Monday, March 12 that Tillerson would end his trip early to deal with work that needs to be attended to in Washington, D.C. Tillerson was also often out of step with Trump on foreign policy, most notably with issues involving North Korea.

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