Trump fires his Secretary of State, replaces him with CIA Director 

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President Donald Trump has fired  his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

In a tweet President said Pompeo will do "a fantastic job," and that Gina Haspel will become the new CIA director.

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.

"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!" Trum tweeted Tuesday.

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