State Department official fired hours after Rex Tillerson given the Pink Slip
Hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired by President Donald Trump, the State Department Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs too was fired. According to news agency Reuters, Goldstein said Tillerson did not know why he was being pushed out and had intended to stay.
Earlier, Trump fired Tillerson after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Many Democrats in Congress expressed dismay at the firing, which they said would sow more instability in the Trump administration at a crucial time.
The biggest shakeup of Trump’s Cabinet since he took office in January 2017 was announced by the president on Twitter as his administration works toward a meeting with the leader of North Korea.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
Some foreign policy experts criticized the decision to swap out top diplomats so soon …read more