“With Mike, we’ve had a very good chemistry from the beginning.” Trump never got along with Tillerson. He’s always seemed to get along with Tillerson’s replacement, current CIA director Mike Pompeo. NPR: Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat.

+ “For all the criticisms of Mr. Tillerson — and there were many, particularly in the State Department as he moved to slash its size — he was considered a restraining influence on Mr. Trump. Mr. Pompeo, in contrast, has been an enthusiastic defender of the president’s policies, to the point that many senior current and former C.I.A. officials worried that he was far too political for the job.” The NYT’s David Sanger: Under Pompeo, a Foreign Policy That Fits the President’s Worldview.