President Trump Makes CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, New Secretary of State

President Trump Makes CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, New Secretary of State

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President Trump has just released Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State to bring in CIA director Mike Pompeo. The White House says Trump wants a strong team with him when he speaks to North Korea, which is why the change was made.

Tillerson previously made the statement that the US is a “long way from negotiations” with North Korea. A few days later he came back saying, “I have a lot of confidence in my ability to create the conditions for successful negotiations between two very disparate parties. But I’m not the only guy working on this. Others are working on this as well.”

Trump and North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un have agreed to have a sit down, supposedly happening in May.

Demorats have spoken out, unhappy about the change of power to Mike Pompeo, stating, “I do not think he is the type of leader we need as Secretary of State.”

A lot of changes have been made, and more may be coming. According to CNN, last week the Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, resigned from the White House last week after a dispute over new tariffs on steel and aluminum. Hope Hicks, Trump’s communications director and longtime confidante, resigned late last month. Trump’s longtime personal aide John McEntee was fired and escorted from the White House on Monday.

Written by Clarke Jones