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President Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, names Pompeo as replacement

By Karl de Vries, CNN

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

"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! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!" Trump tweeted.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump asked Tillerson to step aside.

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