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Like the dinosaurs, Rex Tillerson's job as Secretary of State has become extinct.
Since his inauguration, 19 members of Trump’s inner circle have either resigned or been fired. So far, only one Cabinet member has been fired, but Tom Price, former HHS Secretary, was forced to resign in September of 2017 due to criticism of his extensive use of taxpayer-funded -paid charter flights
Apparently Scott Pruitt (EPA Secretary) and Ryan Zinke (Interior Secretary) weren’t paying attention, since Pruitt still flies first class , and Zinke still flies on chartered flights.
Tillerson’s departure really should not be a surprise, since he called Trump a f***ing moron at a Pentagon meeting last July, and he almost resigned after the Trump’s unhinged speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree last summer.
Tillerson had reached the point of considering resignation after months of foreign policy disputes with Trump, specifically on Iran and Qatar. It reportedly took personal interventions from Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, and then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to get Tillerson to reconsider.
If you have been paying attention, former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar is the second individual to serve as Trump’s HHS Secretary. Despite the fact that Eli Lilly and 2 other drug companies were sued for price fixing in January of 2017, he is now charged with making sure that drug companies don’t overcharge for their drugs.
Since musical chairs is a popular game in the White House Mike CIA director Mike Pompeo will become Secretary of State, and Gina Haspel will become the new director of the CIA. She is the current deputy director of the CIA, and has been with the organization since 1985.