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Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Might Be Forced Out Of His Job

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Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Might Be Forced Out Of His Job
Officials told The New York Times that the White House plans to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may not hold that title much longer.

The New York Times reports the White House has a plan to force Tillerson out and replace him with current CIA Director Mike Pompeo in the coming weeks.

Multiple reports have alleged clashes between Tillerson and President Donald Trump. The two have differed on a number of issues, including the Iran deal and North Korea.

Plus in early October, NBC News reported Tillerson was on the verge of resigning over the summer but that Vice President Mike Pence swooped in to ease tensions.

The outlet also reported Tillerson called Trump a "moron" after a meeting at the Pentagon. Tillerson denied NBC's claims and said he never considered leaving his post.

The Times says Pompeo then would be replaced by Sen. Tom Cotton, who reportedly advises Trump on foreign policy. It's unclear if Trump has approved the plan.