President Donald Trump has announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out.
“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!,” the President tweeted earlier this morning.
The decision to replace Rex reportedly came because the President wants a new team in place for when he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May to discuss denuclearization, the New York Times reports.