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Tillerson thanks a lot of people. But not Trump

9 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was abruptly fired by the president Tuesday morning, only mentioned the president's title at the beginning of his first briefing since receiving news of his ouster, saying he recieved a called at noon from "the President of the United States."
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Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal - Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal - Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

9 monthes ago   |   By MintPress News

Back in December, we asked , “ Will CIA Director Mike Pompeo Replace Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State ?” The answer, as of moments ago, is yes. Moments ago, the WaPo first reported, and then President Trump tweeted, that he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, launching a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea.
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...
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Threat To Iran Deal Grows With Rex Tillerson's Ouster

Threat To Iran Deal Grows With Rex Tillerson's Ouster

9 monthes ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Trump's new pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is fiercely opposed to the accord.
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WATCH: Senators react to the news that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired

9 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

Democrats and Republicans are weighing in on the president's decision to oust Tillerson and move CIA director Mike Pompeo in his place as secretary of state.
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Greens fear climate backslide with Pompeo as top U.S. diplomat

9 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

WASHINGTON - Several green groups criticized the Trump administration's choice on Tuesday of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, saying his past skeptical comments about global warming show he is less suited to run U.S. foreign policy about climate change than the former Exxon Mobil CEO.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Did Not Thank Donald Trump in Farewell Speech

9 monthes ago   |   By Time

In a farewell speech, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked career diplomats, servicemembers and the American people, but did not thank President Donald Trump, who fired him hours earlier via tweet.
Taking the podium at the State Department Tuesday afternoon, Tillerson said he would delegate “all responsibilities of the office of the secretary” to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at the end of the day, but that he will stay on until March 31, remaining to “address a few administrative matters” related to his departure and transition.
“I close by thanking all for the privilege of...
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Rex Tillerson once said his staff would print out Trump's tweets and hand them to him to read

Rex Tillerson once said his staff would print out Trump's tweets and hand them to him to read

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson once said he doesn't use Twitter.
He said in January that his staff printed out President Donald Trump's tweets for him to read.
On Tuesday, Trump fired Tillerson via tweet.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson found out he was fired when President Donald Trump tweeted the news on Tuesday morning, the State Department said.
Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said Tillerson was "unaware of the reason" for his firing and had not previously discussed it with Trump.
But it's far from the first time Tillerson has learned of major news from a Trump tweet...
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Ex-Amb. Emerson Says Europe Not Surprised by Tillerson

9 monthes ago   |   By Bloomberg

John Emerson, former U.S. ambassador to Germany, discusses how Europe will react to President Donald Trump's firing of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets."
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Trump stuns Capitol Hill with Tillerson firing

9 monthes ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump has disrupted Capitol Hill once again. Trump's sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday morning stunned lawmakers in both parties, even those who thought they had gotten used to the president's frenetic style. There was no heads-up from the White House that Tillerson's ouster was coming. Senior Republicans thought Trump and Tillerson had achieved a decent working relationship in recent months, although there was clearly no love for the former Exxon CEO coming from the Oval Office. It's the latest reminder that Trump has his own plans, and the rest of...
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Who is Mike Pompeo, Trump's secretary of state pick?

9 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director who is in line to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, is known for his close ties with President Trump.
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President Trump announces replacement for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

9 monthes ago   |   By ABC

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out. President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that he's replacing him with CIA director Mike Pompeo.
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Trump loyalist Pompeo faces North Korea challenge as top diplomat

9 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

WASHINGTON - CIA Director Mike Pompeo may have developed personal chemistry with President Donald Trump by delivering his crucial morning intelligence briefings, praising him publicly and embracing his hard-line views on issues ranging from North Korea to Iran.
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Wall Street Seems Little Concerned by Rex Tillerson's Ouster. But Here's Why It Should Be

9 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

Wall Street may not be reacting much now to news of President Donald Trump firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in favor of Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo. But the ouster has left potholes in the pathway of the administration as it seeks to tackle its tenuous relationship with countries including Iran and North Korea.
“In my opinion, many in the markets are becoming inured to the turmoil and turnover in Trump's White House,” said David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors. Moreover. he notes, the fundamentals underlying the stock market remain unchanged. “Does it impact earnings? The answer...
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President Trump replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo

9 monthes ago   |   By ABC

President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him.
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