But the announcement came a day after Tillerson contradicted the White House about the recent poisoning of a British spy, saying it "clearly" came from Russia-a position disputed by the Trump administration.
Another point of divergence between Tillerson and Pompeo is the worldwide nuclear deal negotiated with Iran in 2015 under former President Barack Obama.
Tillerson, the White House said, asked that Trump wait until he returned to the USA, and he shortened his trip to Africa - where much of his mission revolved around softening the impact of Trump's recent reported criticisms. These are just a few examples of why a healthy State Department, and a secretary of state who speaks with the authority of the president, are vital to US national security.
Still, this is also a critical time in Canada-U.S. relations, and it appears Canada has just lost a key ally in the Trump administration with the president's move to fire Tillerson.
"He had no idea that this was occurring", said Steve Goldstein, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs.
"President Donald Trump is the commander in chaos", Menendez told reporters. Describing Tillerson's mood, Goldstein said: "He's accepting".
Before leaving on a trip to California, Trump spoke openly of their differences - singling out the Iran nuclear deal - as he explained the rationale for the latest departure from his chaotic White House. In those disputes, we more often agreed with Tillerson on issues like staying in the Paris climate change agreement, conducting negotiations with North Korea (a strategy Trump now seems to embrace), and Russia's role in disrupting the 2016 election. The unceremonious ouster is rankling Republicans and Democrats alike on Capitol Hill, even those who were not great fans of Tillerson's leadership.
As for his relationship with Tillerson, Trump said, "Really, it was a different mindset".
All of the officials demanded anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.
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One of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's top aides has been fired mere hours after Tillerson himself was dismissed by President Trump.
The Iran nuclear deal was one area of disagreement Trump singled out with Tillerson, a former oil executive who the president chose to serve as the nation's top diplomat despite having no prior public sector experience. "Really, it was a different mind-set, a different thinking".
Tillerson's sacking comes shortly after Trump, without consulting his top diplomat, made a decision to accept an invitation to talks with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un on resolving the Korean nuclear stand-off.
March 8, 2018 - Tillerson says during a visit to Ethiopia that the U.S is not ready for direct talks with North Korea. "Congratulations to all!" Trump said on Twitter.
"The anxiety that Trump has about Tillerson being more competent than him has finally played itself out". Goldstein's swift firing after refuting the Trump administration's rhetoric further reinforces the erratic nature of the White House under Trump's tenure and stands as a cause for concern moving forward.
Speculation that Tillerson would be fired grew last fall with the reports of his "moron" insult, which the secretary state never personally denied.
The CIA's deputy director, Gina Haspel, will succeed Pompeo, becoming the first woman to lead the agency pending Senate confirmation for both her and Pompeo. The 54-year-old former congressman from Kansas has grown close to Mr Trump by delivering the president's daily intelligence briefing nearly every day since taking office in January 2017.
Despite having been confirmed by the Senate as Central Intelligence Agency director, Pompeo's record on other foreign policy issues also suggests the nominee won't slide through this next confirmation process without a shakedown. Trump tweeted, "He will do a fantastic job!" Angus KingAngus Stanley KingLawmakers are failing in duty to respond to the American people Congress fails miserably: For Asian-Americans, immigration proposals are personal attacks GOP senators float fallback plan to protect Dreamers MORE (I-Maine), supported him for the post.
At the White House, two officials said Trump wanted to have a new team in place ahead of an upcoming meeting with Kim, the North Korean leader.