Trump Fires Top Diplomat Tillerson, Taps CIA's Pompeo

Mar 13, 2018

On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran. Trump said he will be replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Critics said the move would seek more instability within the Trump administration. Tillerson's departure could hurt the administration, as the moderate sought to emphasize the United States’ strong ties to its allies amid Trump’s criticism.