Rex Tillerson is out as the Secretary of State.
Yesterday at around noon Trump called Tillerson to tell him he was fired. This comes on the eve of critical negotiations with North Korea.
The President wasted no time in delivering the news directly to the country. He sent a Tweet over the head of the Mainstream media.
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
As you can see, he also announced that Gina Haspel will become the first woman to lead the CIA.
President Trump also made comments to the Media and Press as he was about to board Marine One. Saying:
“I wish Rex Tillerson well.”
He also commented on the great working relationship he has had with Mike Pompeo.