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To put this more simply: If you were a foreign head of government meeting with Tillerson, would you have taken his assurances seriously?

He said his tenure ends on March 31 but he would delegate his responsibilities to John Sullivan, deputy secretary of state, at the end of Tuesday.

Williams said Tillerson was simply ineffective in his role because he didn't always reflect Trump's views. "We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things". Tillerson never denied using the word.

The DFA also thanked Tillerson for the "friendship and the support" he extended to the Philippines "when our relations with the United States were facing challenges".

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said in a statement Tuesday that he expected to hold confirmation hearings for Pompeo in April, and noted that the Central Intelligence Agency director had been confirmed in his current role by a vote of 66 to 32.

The White House denied Tillerson's dismissal had anything to do with Russian Federation, instead saying it wanted to have new leadership in place before Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, expected this spring.

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Conspicuously devoid of lottery-type talent this year are North Carolina and Kansas . "We're used to it", Mackenzie said. Instead, the most successful teams over the past 12 years largely have featured plenty of experience.

Tillerson, as chief executive of ExxonMobil, had long and deep relationships with Gulf leaders. Pressuring North Korea with sanctions and other isolation measures had been a top Tillerson priority, and he had been one of the administration's more vocal advocates for holding talks in some form with the North.

In explaining his decision to fire Tillerson, Trump said they had disagreed on many topics, but he specifically singled out one dispute: Whether or not to stay in the Iran pact. Pompeo will need confirmation by the Senate.

US Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, February 13, 2018.

Pompeo described President Obama's effort to cut carbon pollution at home (through the Clean Power Plan) and overseas (through the Paris climate deal) as a "perverse fixation on achieving his economically harmful environmental agenda" and as "worshiping a radical environmental agenda". Trump recently stood up against China by blocking the foreign takeover of Qualcomm, thereby signaling that American technology secrets are not for sale to foreign countries hostile to us.

Trump tapped the CIA's deputy director, Gina Haspel, to replace Pompeo at the intelligence agency. Pompeo brings a welcomed enthusiasm and focus that Tillerson unfortunately lacked.

Pompeo previously has stated that Russian Federation meddled in the USA election, but that there's no evidence it made a difference in the result.

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In the end, no one was more surprised that Tillerson was sacked than Tillerson himself.

Phyllis Schlafly praised the freshman congressman Pompeo in early 2011, for sponsoring a budget amendment that would have cut $8.5 million from the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Registry. Pompeo, who is more hawkish and hardline, will likely be a much better fit for the president, who wants more leeway to do what he wants without dissenting voices, she said.

Tillerson joined a long list of senior officials who have either resigned or been fired since Trump took office. The president had tasked Tillerson with negotiating new restrictions on Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program with European partners by then, a tight deadline only complicated by today's announcement.

"I think it's fake news", Trump said of Tillerson's reported insult. He will miss his colleagues at the Department of State and the foreign ministers he has worked with throughout the world.

Ok, call us optimistic, but maybe Independent Prosecutor Robert Mueller will find something in the near future that will force Republicans to finally abandon Trump and force his impeachment.

John and Andy Schlafly are sons of Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016) whose 27th book, The Conservative Case for Trump, was published posthumously in 2016. President Trump is acting boldly on his instincts rather than being blocked and dissuaded by naysayers around him, and there is no limit to what he can achieve with this approach.

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