“We were not really thinking the same,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House, explaining his decision to replace Mr. Tillerson.
He added: “Really, it was a different mind-set, a different thinking.”
Mr. Tillerson found out he had been fired before dawn, shortly after his flight returned from a weeklong trip to Africa, said Steve Goldstein, the under secretary of state for public diplomacy. There was no indication during the five-nation visit that Mr. Tillerson’s departure was imminent; Mr. Goldstein said on Tuesday morning that the secretary had been expected to remain in office for the foreseeable future.
The president did not personally call Mr. Tillerson, and Mr. Goldstein said he did not know how the chief diplomat learned he had been fired.
Trump announced the firing on Twitter. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/politics/trump-tillerson-pompeo.html
Who has an over/under on how long Pompeo last as Secretary of State. I give him a year.
Imagine going from running a company bigger than most countries to working for a TV star that thinks he knows how to manage anything to being fired by that TV star.