13 Mar 2018

Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

It’s no secret President Trump and Rex Tillerson’s relationship was on the rocks. But why the messy break-up now? Could it be over the sudden announcement that the President would meet Kim Jong-un, or is Mr Trump annoyed the former secretary of state condemned Russia after the Salisbury nerve agent attack? Whatever caused the split, President Trump has already moved on, appointing CIA director Mike Pompeo to run the State Department.