Rex Tillerson has been sacked by Donald Trump, triggering shock waves, but not much shock.

The ousting of US Secretary of State on 13 March is just another of a long line of sudden high-profile departure from the Trump administration.

The exit was announced without explanation, but comes after months of restriction between Tillerson and the President. Tensions peaked near the end of last year amid reports Tillerson had called Trump a “moron” and considered resigning, which Tillerson has repeatedly denied.

Tillerson claimed that he only found out the news when Trump announced his replacement, Mike Pompeo, on Twitter (obviously).

To mark the occasion, here are all the top-level departures from the White House since Trump took office in January 2017, as reported by The Independent.

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