Trump Mulling Shakeup At State Department

Oct 7, 2017

President Trump may replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Earlier in the week it came to light that Tillerson called the president a “moron.” Tillerson and the White House denied that the even happened. Tillerson called dismissed the “allegation as ‘petty nonsense.’” President Trump called the report “fake news.” However, the allegation has been confirmed independently by several news outlets. The president was “reportedly furious with Tillerson after reports of their discord captured the media’s attention. . . .” The Secretary of State reportedly considered resigning earlier in the summer but was persuaded from doing so by Vice President Pence. “There’s never been a consideration in my mind of leaving.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo “enjoys unique access to the president, delivering his daily briefings and offering consultation on all foreign policy decisions.”