Washington Examiner and Market Watch- 13March 2018- President Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Trump asked Tillerson to step aside on Friday. Tillerson thus cut his trip to Africa short to return to Washington.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he got along well with Tillerson, but “we disagreed on things,” like the Iran nuclear deal. “We were not really thinking the same,” Trump said.
"When you look at the Iran deal, I thought it was terrible. He thought it was okay. I wanted to either break it or do something, he felt a little differently," Trump said.
Pompeo will have to be nominated and approved by the Senate before he can take Tillerson's spot in the government. Republicans can approve anyone they want in the Senate as long as they stick together, and Pompeo was confirmed for his current post in a 66-32 vote.