State dept. official fired after comment on Tillerson dismissal

Politics 3/13/2018, 5:30 PM
State dept. official fired after comment on Tillerson dismissal

Steven Goldstein, a State Department official who made comments on the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier in the day, has been sacked by the White House. "This has been the honor of my lifetime ... I look forward to getting some rest," Goldstein, who served as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, said in reaction to his firing.

Earlier, Goldstein claimed Tillerson had no intention of leaving the post and that the secretary of state was "unaware of the reason" for his dismissal.

US President Donald Trump announced CIA Director Mike Pompeo will replace Tillerson as the secretary of state and explained his decision to let Tillerson go by saying he and the top diplomat had "different mindsets."

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