FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Tillerson is out as secretary of state. President Trump tweeted this morning that he's naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace him. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Tillerson is out as secretary of state. President Trump tweeted this morning that he's naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace him. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump replaces Tillerson with Pompeo in dramatic shakeup

By JOSH LEDERMAN MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press
This article was published March 14, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday -- by tweet -- and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place, abruptly ending Tillerson's turbulent tenure as America's top diplomat and escalating the administration's chaotic second-year shake-up.

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