Trump fired America’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

President Trump has fired his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who had just returned from an official state tour of five African nations this morning.

President Donald Trump replaced him with current CIA Director Mike Pompeo, after months of speculation surrounding Tillerson’s role in the Trump administration

In a tweet, Mr Trump thanked Mr Tillerson for “his service” as he put it.

Reporters for US media outlets, including the Washington Post and CNN, say Mr Tillerson was actually fired on Friday – the day he visited Djiboutiand Kenya.

Earlier Mr Trump and Mr Tillerson has several public disagreements, specifically over how to deal with North Korea. Trump told reporters that he and Tillerson “disagree on things,” and he singled out the Iran nuclear deal as an issue.

Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time. We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things,” he said. “When you look at the Iran deal — I think it’s terrible. I guess he thought it was okay. I wanted to either break it or do something. And he felt a little bit differently. So we were not really thinking the same.”

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