Tillerson’s Last Day As Secretary Of State Will Be March 31

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during the press conference with polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz at Chancellery of the Prime Minister  in Warsaw, Poland on 27 January 2018. (Photo by Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto)
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday afternoon that his last day in the role will be March 31, but that he will transfer most of his duties to his deputy, John Sullivan, on Tuesday.

Tillerson told reporters that President Donald Trump called him early Tuesday afternoon and that he also spoke with chief of staff John Kelly following the announcement that he was fired.

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