In the same tweet, Trump named Gina Haspel, Pompeo’s deputy at the spy agency, the new director of the CIA.
“I'm really at a point where we're getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want,” Trump told reporters Tuesday at the White House.
A senior White House official told Fox News the president decided to swap out Tillerson for Pompeo ahead of his coming meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
A White House source told Fox News that Chief of Staff John Kelly called Tillerson Friday to tell him Trump wanted him to step aside.
Meanwhile, back at the White House, McEntee, Trump's longtime so-called "bodyman," on Tuesday was moved to a position at Trump's 2020 campaign – but was seen being escorted out of the White House.