President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE has eliminated Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonFormer WH adviser: Trump will want to rejoin Paris climate pact by 2020 Why the US should lead on protecting Rohingya Muslims ‘Bolivarian Diaspora’ can no longer be ignored MORE and changed him with CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoThe CIA may need to call White House to clarify Russia meddling Intel agencies to brief officials from all 50 states on election threats Russia probe complicating House hearing on threats facing US: report MORE.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will turn out to be our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted.
“He’ll do a incredible job! Thanks to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will turn out to be the brand new Director of the CIA, and the primary lady so chosen. Congratulations to all!”
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will turn out to be our new Secretary of State. He’ll do a incredible job! Thanks to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will turn out to be the brand new Director of the CIA, and the primary lady so chosen. Congratulations to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
The information was first reported by The Washington Post.
Tillerson and Trump have had a tempestuous relationship all through the president’s tenure, with revealed stories, denied by the secretary of State, that he had referred to Trump as a “moron.”
The stories prompted Trump to problem his secretary of State to an IQ take a look at.
There have been additionally variations in rhetoric, together with on Monday, when Tillerson pointed the finger at Moscow over the poisoning of a double agent and his daughter in London. The White Home earlier within the day had notably not blamed Russia for the incident, regardless of claims from Nice Britain’s prime minister.
Late final 12 months, hypothesis mounted in Washington that Tillerson would get replaced, and stories circulated that Pompeo may very well be his substitute.