WASHINGTON- Donald Trump American president announced Rex Tillerson who will now be former Secretary of State on Twitter.

Trump also announced that current CIA director Mike Pompeo will be his successor.

Trump tweeted, “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!”

He added, “Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!”

Tillerson will only officially leave his post on the 31st of March.

Tillerson speaking to reports about his axing said good work had been done to have better relations with China, and rein in North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.

Although he added, “Much work remains to respond to the troubling behaviour and actions on the part of the Russian government.

“Russia must assess carefully as to how its actions are in the best interest of the Russian people and of the world more broadly. Continuing on their current trajectory is likely to lead to greater isolation on their part, a situation which is not in anyone’s interest.”

Tillerson who looked shaken and distressed as he said, “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”.

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