Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just became one of the most important people to ever be fired on Twitter, after President Donald Trump ousted him on March 13.
Tillerson flew back to Washington to discuss upcoming meetings with North Korea, but was greeted with this tweet early Tuesday morning:
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
Speculation Tillerson had no prior knowledge of his pending termination were quickly confirmed to media outlets.
Rex Tillerson found out he was fired by President Trump's tweet on Tuesday morning, according to Steve Goldstein, undersecretary for public diplomacy https://t.co/TYsY77tQUx pic.twitter.com/YME9uMvTXI— CNN (@CNN) March 13, 2018