President Trump this morning tweeted that “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State.” He also said that Deputy Director of the CIA will become the new CIA Director. She will be nominated and need to be confirmed to become the “first woman so chosen,” as Trump points out in his tweet. The White House says the decision to remove Tillerson from the State Department was made by the president.
President Trump on Tuesday ousted his embattled top deplomat Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and said he is replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” the president tweeted. “He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!”