Trump Fires Rex Tillerson  Hours After Returning from Africa, Appoints CIA Director  as Secretary of state ,

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Rex Tillerson exhanging pleasantries with President Buhari during his official visit to president Buhari at Presidential Villa Aso Rock on Monday

President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning that  Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state.

AP reports that He’s naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson.

Pompeo is to be replaced at CIA by Gina Haspel, Pompeo’s deputy at CIA. She would be the first woman in that role.

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

 

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