Rex Tillerson Fired As SOS

Rex Tillerson Fired As SOS Click to Enlarge Photo: Associated Press

(AP) - Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state.

President Donald Trump tweeted this morning 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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