I made decision to oust Tillerson ‘by myself’

The Hill
March 13, 2018

President Trump heaped praise on Mike said on Tuesday that he made the decision to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his own, and that his now-former top diplomat would be “much happier now.”

“As far as Rex Tillerson is concerned, I very much appreciate his commitment and his service and I wish him well,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “He’s a good man.”

Trump’s comments came minutes after he abruptly announced that he had replaced Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. He said that he and Pomep are “always on the same wavelength.”

“Tremendous energy, tremendous intellect,” Trump said of Pompeo. “We are always on the same wavelength. The relationship is very, very good, and that’s what I need as secretary of State.”

This article was posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:24 am

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