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's relationship with Tillerson soured over handling foreign policy issues. In October'17, Tillerson reportedly called Trump a "moron." Trump was also apparently angry about his chief diplomat's body language in meetings, rolling his eyes and slouching if he disagreed with his boss.
They were at odds over North Korea. Trump didn't heed Tillerson's advice about remaining calm when North Korea continued its nuclear provocation.
Meanwhile, Trump's personal assistant John McEntee was also fired
While on the firing spree, Trump also got rid of his personal assistant John McEntee. He was escorted out of the White House because of an "unspecified security issue." Notably, he has been with Trump since the beginning of his Presidential campaign.
Former CIA director Mike Pompeo is seen as a Trump loyalist. Earlier, he had down-played CIA's findings that Russia influenced last year's US election. However, he also contradicted Trump, when the latter said he believed in Putin's denial of any interference. He maintains that Putin is "dangerous."
Moreover, he is against Obama-era policies like the Iran deal and shutting the Guantanamo Bay prison.