Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. President Trump confirmed the news in a tweet this morning, saying Tillerson will be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Trump has also appointed the first female to head the CIA, Gina Haspel.
She joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985. In February 2017 she was appointed by President Donald Trump as Deputy Director of the CIA.
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
At this time, President Trump has not given the reason behind the huge shake-up and why he fired his Secretary of State.