In a shocking announcement on Tuesday morning, Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State. Once the news was made public, Donald Trump was quick to confirm the story with a tweet.

Trump on Tillerson

When Donald Trump picked former head of ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, many quickly questioned the decision.

Tillerson joining the administration was just one of many curious choices as his lack of experience left many scratching their heads. Since then, Tillerson's relationship with Trump has not been strong, with reports circulating last year of tension between the two, especially over issues dealing with Russia and North Korea. On Tuesday morning, the Washington Post broke the bombshell story that Tillerson was out as Secretary of State, finally ending the animosity between them.

In a tweet on March 13, Donald Trump confirmed the Washington Post report in his latest social media rant, while announcing Rex Tillerson's replacement.

"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State," Trump tweeted, while adding, "He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" "Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!," Trump concluded. Within minutes of the news, critics of the president made sure to lash out on social media.

Twitter reaction

Following Donald Trump's tweet about Rex Tillerson getting the boot, those who oppose the president made sure to hit back. "I have a few Russian friends. Can I be you NSA director?" one tweet asked with sarcasm.

"Your continued disability to criticize Russia is disturbing and suspicious!

The poisoning in London was an out rage yet you fail to mention. No collusion? Tillerson too smart for you!" a Twitter user wrote. "So basically, Rex Tillerson speaks out against the White House, saying that Russia is responsible for poisoning the Spy in the UK and you Fire him for standing against Russia," another tweet added.

"This is NOT a TV show, POTUS.

It’s reality, affecting people’s lives. It is so deeply disturbing how he just moves people around, regardless of consequences or impact on our image on the world stage," yet another tweet noted. "This only means one thing: Tillerson opposed Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un, probably cuz he knows Trump's temperament and knows that this meeting will end up in a disaster!" a social media user stated.