Friday, 1 December 2017

President Trump calls 'fake news' over reports he fired Tillerson

Donald Trump has denied reports he has fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling them "fake news".
The US President tweeted in response to speculation that the departure of Mr Tillerson was imminent, denying rumours he would be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.

Mr Trump wrote: "The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon - FAKE NEWS! He's not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!"

He also shared a link to a picture on Instagram of Mr Tillerson being sworn in earlier this year, while he and Mike Pence looked on.

The reports were said to have come from a senior White House official who leaked information on the condition of anonymity.

Mr Tillerson called the reports "laughable" when he was questioned during a photo opportunity with the Libyan prime minister.
The State Department also said he would be remaining in the job. Mr Tillerson is scheduled to complete a four-country trip around Europe next week.

SKY     News.

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