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White House Considers Replacing Tillerson as Secretary of State

White House Considers Replacing Tillerson as Secretary of State

Mr. Trump on Thursday refused to answer questions about a White House plan to replace Tillerson after less than a year on the job.

Tillerson and Trump had a public spat in early October after reports surfaced that Tillerson had called Trump a "moron" during a meeting at the Pentagon over the summer.

This comes after a bitter few months between Tillerson and Mr. Trump in which the president has repeatedly undermined America's chief diplomat.

Trump has soured on Tillerson mostly because of the "moron" report, his less confrontational approach on North Korea and differences over the Qatar crisis, one senior USA official said. Ryan said she wouldn't believe it unless she saw Huckabee Sanders actually bake it. Even so, an end-of-year exit would make his time in office the shortest of any secretary of state whose tenure was not ended by a change in presidents in almost 120 years.

Kelle Louaillier, president of Corporate Accountability International, said that while ousting Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, might otherwise be a positive step, having Pompeo in charge of the U.S. State Department would be nothing to celebrate. Trump has never been one to favor diplomacy either, despite his talk of making deals, and while it makes some sense that he would want a top diplomat who is similarly averse to talking, it's also clearly risky. "When the president loses confidence in someone, they will no longer serve here", she said.




Tillerson has at times put distance between himself and Trump's positions. Then, he would fill the Central Intelligence Agency job with Sen.

The two have clashed on policy issues, including North Korea.

Tillerson joined Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in pressing Trump not to pull the United States out of an agreement with Iran and world powers over Tehran's nuclear capabilities.

The White House is considering a major shakeup of President Donald Trump's national security team in the coming weeks, according to a report by the New York Times's Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman.

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