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Trump Boots ‘Establishment’ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as North Korea Talks Loom by Alegra Hall

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In the most recent round of musical chairs at the White House, President Donald Trump has asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to step aside.

The administration announced Tillerson will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

A senior White House official tells CBN News the timing of this announcement is crucial, saying President Trump wanted to make sure to have his new team in place in advance of the upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea.

Aides say the president spoke to Tillerson on Friday and that it was time to make a change to his national security staff as they prepare for the delicate, upcoming nuclear talks.

The president welcomed his new secretary of state nominee and touted his accomplishments saying, “Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the US Army, and graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. He went on to serve in the US House of Representatives with a proven record of working across the aisle.”

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