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Tillerson Speaks After Being Fired as Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 13, said he was delegating all of his responsibilities to the State Department’s No. 2 official and that he would leave office at the end of the month.

“What is most important is to ensure an orderly and smooth transition during a time that the country continues to face significant policy and national security challenges,” Tillerson told reporters in a packed briefing room at the State Department.