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Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ousted Rex Tillerson as secretary of state Tuesday, making a surprise Twitter announcement that he’s naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace him.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted. “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!”

A White House official said Trump wanted to have a new team in place ahead of upcoming talks with North Korea and various trade talks. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly.

There had been longstanding rumors throughout most of Tillerson’s tenure of friction between Trump and his secretary of state, a former Exxon Mobile Corp. CEO.

In October, NBC news reported that Tillerson called the president a “moron,” something Tillerson never actually denied. Tillerson continued to insist his relationship with the president was solid and brushed off rumors of strain between them.

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

Tillerson was slated to retire from Exxon in March 2017 at age 65 under the company’s mandatory retirement policy. Paid $27.3 million last year, Tillerson has accumulated roughly $160 million in Exxon stock along with $149 million of unvested stock options, according a proxy statement the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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17 thoughts on “Rex Tillerson Is Fired & Replaced By CIA Chief Mike Pompeo

  1. Ted Gravely on said:

    Hmmm…..there was an article last week about Ben Carson. I said it then, I’ll say it again, “the entire cabinet is out of the loop under #45.” The media should not take its eyes off the “Storm.” Stormy was heating up calling out #45 attorney for his shenanigans. Countdown to when they admit to cheating on his wife or say that I only paid her because she wouldn’t go away and she needed the money. It’s going to be a crazy excuse, but miraculously some will catch what he’s pitching. This is only the beginning. Wait until the Russian puppet master leaks the goods. It’s going to have our society in a tissy. It will forever change how we conduct world business and side eye all future politicians. #37 will be long forgotten.

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      I don’t know if Russia will leak the goods as long as trump plays nice with them. They definitely got something on him. It will have to be someone outside of Putin’s circle to give up the goods, and I can’t wait! I wonder is it him sleeping with under age Russian girls< Maybe they have him on film?

      • specialt757 on said:

        P.T. that scenario wouldn’t surprise me at all. I think it may involve man on man action myself lol. At this point NOTHING would surprise me.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    Everybody riding that trump train has either jumped off to save themselves or have been booted the eff off with tears in their eyes. That’s what happens when you lie down with dogs, you get up with mud between your butt cheeks lol
    Okay I know that was corny hahaha

  3. specialt757 on said:

    Xyz,
    Now that really would be something if his lawyers were stupid enough to let her sell back her hush money so she can release her interview for which she would be paid quite handsomely. They would be some straight up fools and no one else should ever retain them again, if they suggest to him to agree to those terms. Sooooo maybe we will see her on TV after-all. No one in his camp is smart and especially not his supporters. Most of them are criminals themselves.

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      They’re trying to claim that trump never had sex with Stormy…yeah right! She said she can describe his junk to a tee..Wait? I just threw up in my mouth!

      • specialt757 on said:

        afraid she would catch a disease, she knew what he was doing and she knew it would eventually come out. That’s why she stays hidden as much as possible to make sure the dirt and mud doesn’t get on her. Pretty sure by now she’s sorry she ever met him.

      • specialt757 on said:

        That should read:
        LOL, hell somebody had to sleep with him, I’m pretty sure Melania stopped a long time ago, she was afraid she would catch a disease, she knew what he was doing and she knew it would eventually come out. That’s why she stays hidden as much as possible to make sure the dirt and mud doesn’t get on her.

  4. This is another deflection. He’s trying to distract from his Stormy affair. It ain’t gonna happen. She’s ready to spill the tea. She has pics. and txt messages. I wish we could fire 45s dumbass. Oh wait, we can. All we have to do is vote in November and then impeach his incompetent ass. Stay woke!! Go vote!!!

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      Stormy AIN”T going no where! She even offered to pay trump his ho-hush-money back. It’s too much money to be made off of this story for her to just sit back and be quiet. This is one time she simply will not suck and swallow….LOL!

      • Have you noticed how the trumpeter hasn’t said anything on twitter about stormy?? Us the big fat tuff guy afraid to say anything?? His punk ass didn’t have a problem talking about Maxine or others the other day on that fake campaign visit. Every day it’s something with this joke ass administration.

  5. Looks like all of Chump’s crew is LEAVING HIS SINKING SHIP!!!!!!!!!
    They can almost SMELL THE BLOOD IN THE WATER!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t wait til Mueller connects ALL THE DOTS!!!!!!!!!!!

    IMPEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Passing Through!! on said:

    Tillerson wasn’t thug enough for trump. He’s probably one of the few in his cabinet who’s not currently under investigation. I bet he’s relieved to get out of that gutter ass administration.

    • specialt757 on said:

      Yeah, perhaps rexy decided he had had enough and was not going to continue to dance and sing like a trained monkey. He had to save what is left of his dignity.

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