6:09 AM PT — Tues. March 13, 2018
Rex Tillerson is out as President Trump’s Secretary of State.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, the president announced CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Tillerson’s replacement.
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 Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
He went on to thank Tillerson for his service, while also tapping Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel as the new leader of the agency.
The president also noted she will be the first female director.
Tillerson’s exit has been speculated for some time now due to a conflicting views on domestic and foreign policy.