October 17, 2019 | From Breitbart News
President Donald Trump confirmed Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry is leaving his post, telling reporters on Thursday that he was going to announce the decision at his rally later tonight. The president said he wasn’t surprised by the news, noting that Perry had told him of his desire to step down six months ago. President Trump also suggested that he had already picked a replacement. “He told me at the end of the year he’d like to go and he’s got some ideas about doing something else,” the president said, adding, “He’s a terrific guy.”
A new report claims Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Donald Trump on Thursday that he is leaving his administration, though it is unclear when he will officially step down from his post.
According to Bloomberg News, Perry told the president of his plans to leave while flying aboard Air Force One en route to Dallas, Texas. Earlier this month, the Trump cabinet member denied reports that he plans to exit his role.
(Excerpt from Breitbart. Article by Joshua Caplan.)