Tillerson was once at a restaurant where he ran into Kushner dining with the Mexican foreign minister - who never told Tillerson he was in town.
Steve Goldstein, the State Department’s undersecretary for public affairs and public diplomacy, emerged in recent months as Rex Tillerson’s chief spokesperson. On Tuesday, shortly after news broke about Tillerson’s firing, it was Goldstein who spoke to the press, relaying the ousted secretary’s feelings.
The replacement of Tillerson with Mike Pompeo as secretary of state could harden America’s posture toward Iran, and improve bilateral diplomatic ties.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo.
Tillerson said the process would take time, as the department still needed to acquire a site, make construction plans and complete authorizations.
A source said the two “have been clashing since day one,” most recently on whether the State Department should support Ivanka Trump’s trip to India.
The three major cabinet secretaries have reportedly all promised to resign if President Trump tries to get rid of one of them.
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Gorka told the BBC on Thursday that the Secretary of State has no business talking about military tensions with North Korea.
Israel had expressed concern that a ceasefire in Syria would allow Iranian forces to stay in place close to the Israeli border.