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The Latest: Schumer says White House chaos hurts America

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson : 3:15 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Trump's dismissal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest example of White House chaos that is causing "huge problems" at home and abroad. The New York Democrat says he's never seen a presidential administration "so disorganized, at war with one another." Schumer told reporters he was disappointed in Tillerson and didn't think he was tough enough on Russia.
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Rex Tillerson once said his staff would print out Trump's tweets and hand them to him to read

Rex Tillerson once said his staff would print out Trump's tweets and hand them to him to read

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson once said he doesn't use Twitter.
He said in January that his staff printed out President Donald Trump's tweets for him to read.
On Tuesday, Trump fired Tillerson via tweet.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson found out he was fired when President Donald Trump tweeted the news on Tuesday morning, the State Department said.
Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said Tillerson was "unaware of the reason" for his firing and had not previously discussed it with Trump.
But it's far from the first time Tillerson has learned of major news from a Trump tweet...
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Greens fear climate backslide with Pompeo as top U.S. diplomat

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WASHINGTON - Several green groups criticized the Trump administration's choice on Tuesday of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, saying his past skeptical comments about global warming show he is less suited to run U.S. foreign policy about climate change than the former Exxon Mobil CEO.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Where Does Mike Pompeo Stand on the Issues? Too Close to Trump

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From Iran to Russia, the new nominee for secretary of state will encourage all of the president's worst instincts.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Did Not Thank Donald Trump in Farewell Speech

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In a farewell speech, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked career diplomats, servicemembers and the American people, but did not thank President Donald Trump, who fired him hours earlier via tweet.
Taking the podium at the State Department Tuesday afternoon, Tillerson said he would delegate “all responsibilities of the office of the secretary” to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at the end of the day, but that he will stay on until March 31, remaining to “address a few administrative matters” related to his departure and transition.
“I close by thanking all for the privilege of...
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Why we just might miss Rex Tillerson

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Rex Tillerson will go down in history as one of the worst U.S. secretaries of state ever.
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Mike Pompeo Earned His Promotion

Mike Pompeo Earned His Promotion

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He had a strong record at the CIA. But will Trump let him succeed at the State Department?
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Tillerson attacks Trump without ever mentioning his name

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Hours after being fired on Twitter by President Trump, Rex Tillerson gave a farewell speech in which he never said the word “Trump” - and yet still managed to throw plenty of shade at the commander in chief he once reportedly called a “moron.”
Tillerson dwelled on themes like “treating each other with honesty and integrity, and respect for one another” and “accountability.” He mentioned how he was proud of his his department addressed allegations of sexual harassment.
Trump reportedly fired Tillerson because of concerns he was insufficiently loyal and has made clear that he expects top...
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Ex-Amb. Emerson Says Europe Not Surprised by Tillerson

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John Emerson, former U.S. ambassador to Germany, discusses how Europe will react to President Donald Trump's firing of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets."
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Mike Pompeo Would Be the First Secretary of State to Deny That Climate Change Is Real

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Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's pick to replace sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , threatens to bring a hard-line brand of climate change denialism to Foggy Bottom for the first time.
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Trump stuns Capitol Hill with Tillerson firing

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President Donald Trump has disrupted Capitol Hill once again. Trump's sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday morning stunned lawmakers in both parties, even those who thought they had gotten used to the president's frenetic style. There was no heads-up from the White House that Tillerson's ouster was coming. Senior Republicans thought Trump and Tillerson had achieved a decent working relationship in recent months, although there was clearly no love for the former Exxon CEO coming from the Oval Office. It's the latest reminder that Trump has his own plans, and the rest of...
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Who is Mike Pompeo, Trump's secretary of state pick?

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Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director who is in line to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, is known for his close ties with President Trump.
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'Rex, eat the salad': Trump once found a creative way to humiliate Tillerson

'Rex, eat the salad': Trump once found a creative way to humiliate Tillerson

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President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with a tweet on Tuesday.
The president reportedly humiliated Tillerson in November 2017 by making him eat a wilted Caesar salad served in China.
President Donald Trump reportedly found himself stuck between a rock and a hard place during a five-country tour of Asia last November: eating a salad or offending the Chinese.
So he passed the buck to now-outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Trump, Tillerson, and other US officials were being served wilted Caesar salad in China's Great Hall of the People when the incident...
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Rex Tillerson Speaks After Firing by Trump: 'I'm Proud of the Opportunity I Had to Serve'

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke from the State Department Tuesday, hours after President Trump announced he would be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
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President Trump's Best People

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From Rex Tillerson and Hope Hicks to Omarosa Manigault Newman, the Mooch and others, here is the parade of people who just couldn't hold on to their White House jobs.
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The Latest: Tillerson urges orderly transition to Pompeo

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson : 2:16 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is delegating his responsibilities at the end of the workday Tuesday to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. Speaking to reporters hours after being unceremoniously fired by President Donald Trump in a tweet, Tillerson says he will be formally stepping down from his post at the end of the month.
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Wall Street Seems Little Concerned by Rex Tillerson's Ouster. But Here's Why It Should Be

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Wall Street may not be reacting much now to news of President Donald Trump firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in favor of Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo. But the ouster has left potholes in the pathway of the administration as it seeks to tackle its tenuous relationship with countries including Iran and North Korea.
“In my opinion, many in the markets are becoming inured to the turmoil and turnover in Trump's White House,” said David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors. Moreover. he notes, the fundamentals underlying the stock market remain unchanged. “Does it impact earnings? The answer...
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Trump loyalist Pompeo faces North Korea challenge as top diplomat

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WASHINGTON - CIA Director Mike Pompeo may have developed personal chemistry with President Donald Trump by delivering his crucial morning intelligence briefings, praising him publicly and embracing his hard-line views on issues ranging from North Korea to Iran.
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President Trump announces replacement for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out. President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that he's replacing him with CIA director Mike Pompeo.
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President Trump replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo

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President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him.
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