WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Things are still being shaken up in the trump administration. Tuesday, the Commander-in-Chief announced a new move on Twitter.
"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State," Trump tweeted. "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!"
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump asked Tillerson to step aside.
Though this move seems a bit weird since Tillerson had only been back in the states a few hours before the announcement, the president says there's no beef.
"We got along actually quite well but we disagreed on things. When you look at the Iran deal, I think it's terrible, I guess he thought it was okay," President Trump said Tuesday. "Rex wasn't, as you know, in our, in this country. I made the North Korea decision with consultation from many people but I made that decision by myself."
Maybe we all have different definitions of what "getting along" means.
Seems like he's trying to be nice about it now, but sources say President Trump has been talking about replacing Tillerson with Pompeo for months.
"It has been clear for some time that the Secretary of State and President have significant tensions. And, so I don't think anyone was surprised to see a change of leadership at the State Department," Texas Senator Ted Cruz said.
Tillerson said he has hope for America's future. For now, he is delegating all authority to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan.
"What is most important is to ensure an orderly and smooth transition during a time that the country continues to face significant policy and national security challenges," Tillerson said in a press conference on Tuesday. "To the 300+ million Americans, thank you for your devotion to a free and open society".
Tillerson's official last day is Saturday, March 31.