Tillerson out as secretary of state as Trump taps CIA chief Pompeo

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Rex Tillerson is leaving as secretary of state amid disagreements with President Donald Trump.

Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state after a series of disagreements with President Donald Trump, ending a rocky tenure as the chief U.S. diplomat.

Trump said he’s nominating CIA director Mike Pompeo to run the State Department, hailing his experience in the military and Congress. “I urge his swift confirmation,” Trump said in a statement.

Tillerson was the chief executive of Exxon Mobil XOM, +0.45% before taking the job in the Trump cabinet. His time in the administration has been marked by incidents including reportedly calling Trump a “moron” and Trump’s saying on Twitter that Tillerson was “wasting his time” negotiating with North Korea.

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