Nearly from the get-go, Tillerson, the former CEO of Irving-based Exxon Mobil, seemed out of sorts and out of step with his mercurial boss.
"We can't put the North Korea issue on the back burner".
A senior White House official said the president wanted to reshuffle his team with a view to launching talks with North Korea, following last week's spectacular announcement of a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un.
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Gina Haspel, Trump's new nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director, was a key figure in former President George W. Bush's enhanced interrogation program.
Trump called for Pompeo to be swiftly confirmed in the role - as his administration heads into the high-stakes talks. "So we were not really thinking the same".
The former oil executive said he would remain at the department until March 31 to conclude an administrative handover, but that Deputy Secretary John Sullivan would take charge. Rex Tillerson never had it. Mike Pompeo already does, which may give him a better chance at succeeding where his predecessor failed. Pompeo was brought into the White House Friday after returning from an overseas trip and was offered the job formally by phone Saturday.
Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein, in a statement, made clear that Tillerson was caught off guard by his ouster.
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"Rex Tillerson's cozy relationship with the Kremlin is especially alarming in light of his attitude toward sanctions over Russia's aggressive behavior in Europe, while at the same time the President-elect continues to side with Russian Federation over the judgment of the US intelligence community", she wrote.
Tillerson's insult to Trump's intelligence came after heated discussions about Afghanistan policy, in which Trump had pushed to end the US presence altogether and flirted with outsourcing the military counterterrorism campaign to private contractors.
European diplomats saw some chance Pompeo may have more influence over Trump than Tillerson, who antagonized the USA president by reportedly calling him a "moron" and who differed with Trump on Iran and other issues. Compare Tillerson's response to that of Pompeo. His stance created another messaging problem for a White House that has often struggled to project a united front. Top economic adviser Gary Cohn announced his resignation last week, not long after communications director Hope Hicks and staff secretary Rob Porter both departed near the start of Trump's second year in office.
Critics said the move would sow more instability in the volatile Trump administration and marks the departure of another moderate who sought to emphasise the United States' strong ties to its allies amid Trump's criticism. It also remains to be seen how Pompeo's presence at the helm will affect Trump's posture toward North Korea and Russia, which Tillerson - once seen as too close to Russian President Vladimir Putin - blasted in a press conference on his way out the door.
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