NY Post updates Trump's 'Survivor' cover after Tillerson ouster

NY Post updates Trump's 'Survivor' cover after Tillerson ouster

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE’s hometown paper mocked his administration on Twitter shortly after it was announced that he would replace Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonHeather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN ambassador job Trump administration’s top European diplomat to resign in February Pompeo planning to meet with Pat Roberts amid 2020 Senate speculation MORE as secretary of State.

The New York Post again updated its “Survivor” cover with a red “X” over Tillerson’s face.

“Another one bites the dust,” the paper tweeted.

The New York Post first published the cover depicting Trump’s White House as the reality show “Survivor” in July, featuring the faces of his top advisers and officials.

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The paper has tweeted an update of the cover several times to indicate which staffers have departed the administration. The latest version features red X’s over the faces of former chief strategist Stephen Bannon, former chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusIs a presidential appointment worth the risk? Ex-White House aide says 'cartoon villain' Kellyanne Conway bad-mouthed colleagues Trump Org hires former WH ethics lawyer to deal with congressional probes MORE, former communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciWhite House announces changes in press office Scaramucci’s wife says he’s trying not to ‘blab’ White House secrets on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ White House press aide Raj Shah joining lobbying firm MORE and its latest addition, Tillerson.

President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoHeather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN ambassador job The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight Overnight Defense: Trump to sign funding deal, declare national emergency | Shanahan says allies will be consulted on Afghanistan | Dem demands Khashoggi documents MORE will be the new secretary of State.

“He will do a fantastic job!” he tweeted. “Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service.”

Speculation that Tillerson would leave the administration has been mounting for months. Trump and Tillerson have publicly differed in their statements about issues like North Korea and the recent poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the United Kingdom.

It was reported late last year that Tillerson had referred to Trump as a “moron,” prompting Trump to challenge his State Department head to an IQ test.

The move comes just after Tillerson finished a diplomatic trip to Africa and said that the U.S. is mulling a lifting the travel ban in place on Chad.