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Rex Tillerson, 69th U.S. Secretary of State (2017 - 2018) Civil Engineer, former Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil (2006 to 2017)
President Trump Fires Rex Tillerson While On His 1st Diplomatic Visit as U.S. Secretary of State

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, President Donald Trump announced in a social media "tweet" that U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson was fired and was to be replaced by Mike Pompeo, current Director of the CIA.

Trump Fires Tillerson in Tweet
James Mattis
Secretary of Defense
Jan 20, 2017 - Present

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo
70th US Secretary of State
Attorney, Former Army Officer, Former Director of CIA (2017 to 2018), US House Representative (2011 to 2017), Member of the Tea Party Movement of Republican Party, RNC Representative, Member of the Italian American Congressional Delegation

The White House responded that Tillerson was notified of his firing prior, by Chief of Staff John Kelly, when the media questioned whether or not Tillerson was fired via social media.
Steve Goldstein Rex Tillerson Aide
Steve Goldsteing, Rex Tillerson's top spokesperson, fired after contradicting the White House version of events in the firing of Rex Tillerson

However, when Rex Tillerson's top spokesman, Steve Goldstein, contradicted the White House message, with a different version of events, he was also fired.