You're fired.... Trump sacks Secretary of State Tillerson

  • You're fired.... Trump sacks Secretary of State Tillerson

You're fired.... Trump sacks Secretary of State Tillerson

There had been longstanding rumours throughout most of Mr Tillerson's tenure of friction between Mr Trump and his secretary of state, a former Exxon Mobile Corp chief executive officer.

But Goldstein says Tillerson "did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason". "Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" he wrote.

The White House said that Trump wanted a fresh approach to his administration's diplomatic efforts, and wanted to have his team in place in time for negotiations with North Korea.

Goldstein says Tillerson will miss his colleagues at the State Department and the foreign ministers he worked with.

Goldstein said, "We wish Secretary Pompeo well".

Pompeo has earned Trump's trust as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and has been rumored to replace Tillerson for some time.

US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Trump also announced that Deputy Director of the CIA Gina Haspel take Pompeo's place as Director of the CIA, the first woman to be appointed to the job. The sources weren't authorized to speak publicly and demanded anonymity.

Trump reportedly talked to Tillerson last Friday and Tillerson even cut short his trip to Africa and returned to Washington early. She will be the agency's first female director in history.

- Like Trump, Pompeo is an outspoken critic of Iran and has called for scrapping the 2015 deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.