One more departure added to the list of White House. President Trump has put in a tweet announcing that he has a new US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. The current secretary is out. It has been a fractious relationship for some time but did not improve much just recently this week. He was blindsided on a trip to Africa when Trump announced that he was going to have a meeting with the leader of North Korea Kim Jung-un.
Rex Tillerson never admitted that he said that directly but certainly that played a role in this for this president. This departure comes as the secretary of state is in Africa needed to stop that short trip. Trump asked Tillerson for his resignation on Friday and this is because the president wanted to get his team in place with CIA director Mike Pompeo at the helm.
Apart from this, the entire National Security team to be coming together to figure out what to do about summer meeting with Kim Jong-un. Presidents’ decision to accept Kim’s invitation surprised the National Security Team including Rex Tillerson himself. Rix will be moving as the acting secretary of state.
According to rumoured information, the president has a very close relationship with Mike Pompeo. He spent a lot of time at the White House, but the bottom line is he has a very close relationship with the president and the president feels comfortable with him undoubtedly, I major diplomatic effort by far. This is for the first time in history where people heard about the new appointed by tweet.
Donald Trump Tweeted, “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! Congratulations to all!”.