Trump Plans To Remove Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson By End Of Year

Trump Plans To Remove Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson By End Of Year

Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to kick Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the curb by the end of the year or early January.

From The New York Times:

The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, perhaps within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday.

Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters, according to the White House plan.

Mr. Cotton has signaled that he would accept the job if offered, said the officials, who insisted on anonymity to discuss sensitive deliberations before decisions are announced.

Tillerson has been known to call Trump a moron, so clearly, Trump is looking for someone less inclined to tell the truth.

Should Tillerson leave the State Department by the end of the year, it would be the shortest tenure of any secretary of state in 120 years not ended by a change of presidents.