Trump's 14-month presidency has had more than two dozen high-profile departures from some of the most senior administration positions.
President Donald Trump asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to step aside, replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was abruptly fired by the president Tuesday morning, only mentioned the president's title at the beginning of his first briefing since receiving news of his ouster, saying he recieved a called at noon from "the President of the United States."
President Donald Trump asked his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to step aside, replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the White House confirmed to NBC News Tuesday.
"It's almost beyond comprehension that a state, an organized state would do something like that," Rex Tillerson said on a trip to Africa.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautioned, however, that the two countries are still "a long way" from direct negotiations about Pyongyang's nuclear program.
"I don't know that I would say we are better prepared, because the Russians will adapt, as well," Tillerson told Fox News.