U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson sacked by Trump after visiting President Buhari

Less than 24 hours after United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson visited President Buhari at the Presidential villa in Abuja, on the final leg of his African tour, he has been sacked by President Donald Trump.

U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson sacked by Trump after visiting President Buhari lailasnews

CIA Director Mike Pompeo will be replacing the former Exxon Mobil chief executive, as President Donald Trump also picked deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to run the spy agency.

Announcing Rex Tillerson’s sack on Twitter, President Donald Trump wrote;

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!

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CNBC reported that since Tillerson took the post in February 2017, mixed messages repeatedly came out of the White House and a State Department with diminishing relevance. The intramural clashes between the president and secretary of State came amid major international crises, including a potential nuclear showdown with North Korea.

His push to slash “inefficiencies” in the State Department and seeming disinterest in working closely with longtime staff were even more damaging. Under Tillerson’s watch, 60 percent of State’s top-ranking career diplomats resigned and new applications to join the foreign service fell by half, according to a November count by the American Foreign Service Association.

This hollowing-out of the foreign service, combined with Tillerson’s inability to appoint people to vital positions like ambassador to South Korea, delayed American responses to major crises and weakened the State Department for a “generation,” according to George Washington University’s Elizabeth Saunders.

Many expected Tillerson to be one of the “adults in the room,” helping Secretary of Defense James Mattis rein in some of Trump’s wildest ideas. His attempts to play that role backfired — his ham-handed attempts to manage Trump alienated the president, who has reportedly complained about his “totally establishment” views on foreign policy.


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  1. I like that. you shouldn’t have visited without the knowledge and consent of your president. that is disloyalty. same thing one former IGP cadre did when Goodluck Jonathan lost the last election to PMB. the IGP ran off to the airport to welcome PMB even though Goodluck was still his boss and president. I think he was fired. DISLOYALTY

  2. Jail that man since he has the courage to visit terrorist I guess he wanna learn some evil act from him cuz nothing good comes from Buhari whoever he touchs dies

  3. Should I say Naija na cursed nation? Imagine an employed man became unemployed hours after visiting naija, what if he stayed for a month he may lost his life?

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