Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, for disagreeing with him. Rex Tillerson reportedly found out about his ejection, and subsequent replacement, with CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Twitter, and is yet unaware of the reason behind the president’s decision.

When asked point-blank about his reason for dismissing Tillerson, BBC reports that President Trump attributed it to a lack of “personal chemistry," telling reporters that “We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things."

Conflicting reports

The decision was met with public outrage, and Tillerson's aide Steve Goldstein was one of the many people inside the White House who issued a statement regretting the ousting of Tillerson.

As emailed to reporters, his statement clearly read: “The Secretary had every intention of staying because of the critical progress made in national security.”

Goldstein added: “The Secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and still believes strongly that public service is a noble calling,” adding that he “had had every intention of staying.”

The above statement contradicted that of the president, who specifically told reporters that Tillerson was aware of the situation.

According to the BBC, President Trump gave a statement outside of the White House shortly after the announcement, saying: "Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time.

We got along actually quite well but we disagreed on things, for example when you look at the Iran deal."

The public backlash

Although news of Tillerson's dismissal sparked major public backlash, news of Goldstein’s dismissal was not surprising.

Following Tillerson’s dismissal, top Democrats in the House of Representatives and the US Senate joined Goldstein in lamenting the state of American politics on Twitter.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi went the extra mile by issuing a statement on her official website, in which she denounced the act as one that “sets a profoundly disturbing precedent in which standing up for our allies against Russian aggression is grounds for a humiliating dismissal.”

President Trump seems to have turned a deaf ear to the onslaught of statements and public defamations of his decision.

Hours after the first dismissal, Mr. Steve Goldstein was called up by the White House and told his services were no longer needed.

Despite the uproar on social media, Goldstein seems to be taking it well.