Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as state secretary

PRESIDENT Donald Trump of United States has sacked Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, replacing him with Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA.

Thanking Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Trump said the new state secretary would do “a fantastic job.”

Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a year ago.

The president also nominated Gina Haspel to become the first woman director of the CIA.

– Mar. 13, 2018 @ 14:10 GMT |