In a dramatic series of events Tuesday, President Trump FIRED US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. What caused the most controversy however was not the fact that he was fired despite being a mediocre Secretary of State, but the fact that he was fired over Twitter.
It was no real secret that there was no love lost between the two. Tillerson addressed the media and his staff a few hours later, refusing to give any praise to President Trump. It has long been reported that there was a growing rift between the two with several reports of Tillerson calling President Trump an “idiot.”
Mike Pompeo who is slated to take Tillerson’s place at the State department is the current head of the CIA. He will be the first one that held both of those positions. One of the main issues he has said previously that he wants to takle is rolling back the Iran deal, which gave BILLIONS back to the Iranian government AND allows them to continue their nuclear weapons development.
At the CIA, Trump masterfully is recommending a woman for the top CIA spot as well, Gina Haspel. Her resume is extensive and worrying to those who view waterboarding as “torture” as she is a big proponent of the practice.
More to come as this story unfolds.