TILLERSON FIRED BY TRUMP OVER CLASHES
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been fired by President Donald Trump over a series of public rifts concerning North Korea, Iran and Russia among other things during the past few months. Trump is replacing Tillerson with long term loyalist and CIA chief, Mike Pompeo. The biggest shakeup of Trump’s Cabinet since he took office in January 2017 was announced by the president on Twitter as his administration works toward an unprecedented meeting with the leader of North Korea.Trump tapped the CIA’s deputy director, Gina Haspel, to replace Pompeo at the intelligence agency.Tillerson’s departure capped months of friction between the Republican president and the 65-year-old former Exxon Mobil chief executive, who had no diplomatic or political experience before becoming secretary of state. The tensions peaked last fall amid reports Tillerson had called Trump a“moron” and considered resigning.