Trump ousts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Business Insider | Mar 13, 2018, 06.16PM IST

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Tensions between Donald Trump (L) and Rex Tillerson (R) have come to a head on several major issues

  • President Donald Trump reportedly ousted his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.
  • Tillerson had faced reports of tension between him and the president for months.

President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to leave his post, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo will replace him.

Trump reportedly asked Tillerson to step down on Friday. Trump confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday.

Tillerson is currently on a diplomatic trip in Africa.

Tillerson had faced reports of tension between him and Trump for months, and repeatedly denied that he was leaving his job.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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