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Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as state secretary

Tuesday - 13/03/2018 09:06
US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo.
Mr Tillerson lasted in the job for just over a year
Mr Tillerson lasted in the job for just over a year

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

Mr 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.

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