Tillerson Out at State, to be Replaced by CIA Chief Pompeo

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson steps away from the podium after speaking at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, in a major staff reshuffle just as Trump dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea.

By Published on March 13, 2018

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  • Chip Crawford

    A note of sadness on that … Whatever the circumstances, Mr. Tillerson is a good man. Apparently he didn’t have the grace to roll with being “trumped” all the time and pulled too much his own way. He looked miserable most of the time.

  • Paul

    I like that Trump is being decisive here, he knew it wasn’t working out well and made a change.

    • Chip Crawford

      I share that sense of relief. It has been like waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s best. There was an obvious disconnect, like Sec. Tillerson was just out there going places. Several of his public statements lately clearly against the President’s position stood out uncomfortably. There’s too much critical going on to have something this important that doesn’t work.

    • stan schmunk

      He’s a classless coward. Fired by tweet?

  • Not thrilled with Pompeo. He appears to hate Snowden and Assange. Whatever one thinks of Snowden, his revelations were necessary to expose Deep State like it never had been before. And Assange, who at first I did not like, has done a lot for the nation in the past few years.

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