The chaos and instability of the Trump administration continues with SoS Rex Tillerson's departure and CIA director, Mike Pompeo, moving into the role.
President Donald Trump ousted his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.
Tillerson had faced reports of tension between him and the president for months.
President Donald Trump has asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to leave his post, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo will replace him.
Trump reportedly asked Tillerson to step down on Friday. Trump confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday. Tillerson was on a diplomatic trip in Africa.
Tillerson had faced reports of tension between him and Trump for months, and repeatedly denied that he was leaving his job.
But this could be one of the reasons Tillerson was booted. Trump doesn't like people who criticize his Russian pals and enablers.
And this tweet:
Omg. A State Dept official says Tillerson learned he was fired from Trump's tweet, per @CNN
"Washington (CNN)Hours after his boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was ousted Steve Goldstein, the under secretary of public affairs at the State Department has been fired by the White House.
Goldstein publicly contradicted the White House account of how Tillerson was fired on Tuesday morning. Goldstein said Tillerson was officially notified he'd been fired from a tweet from President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning, and in a statement, said Tillerson had "every intention of remaining."