Rex Tillerson's career as secretary of state under Trump

Rex Tillerson's career as secretary of state under Trump

Mike Pompeo, the current director of the CIA, will take Tillerson's place as secretary of state, he said.

In October 2017, NBC News reported that Tillerson allegedly called Trump a "moron," and considered resigning from his position during the summer amid disputes with the White House.

May 10 - 11, 2017 -- Tillerson traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska where he attended the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, an intergovernmental forum designed to address issues related to the Arctic region.

July 5 - 13, 2017 - Tillerson accompanied Trump to Hamburg, Germany, before going to Ukraine and meeting President Petro Porosheno, the State Department said.

Dec. 4 - Dec. 8, 2017 -- Tillerson's embarked on a trip to Europe, which will include a number of activities, among them the NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Vienna and meeting "senior French leaders" in Paris, the State Department says.

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