Trump Fires Tillerson, Taps Pompeo As Secretary Of State After months of on-again, off-again speculation, President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that he had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He also said that he is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his next Secretary of State. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at email@example.com. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.