Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

CIA director Mike Pompeo will be the new secretary of state, Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

The president did not provide any information on when the current secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, would step down.

Of Pompeo, Trump said: “He will do a fantastic job!”

In the tweet, Trump also announced Gina Haspel would become the first female director of the CIA, replacing Pompeo.

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“Congratulations to all,” Trump tweeted.

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