President Donald Trump attended the ceremonial swearing-in of Mike Pompeo as his new secretary of state, marking the first time Trump has set foot in the State Department. "Mike has … earned my deepest respect, admiration and trust …" Trump said. "I have absolute confidence he will do an incredible job." The ceremony capped a week of symbolic steps in which Pompeo staked out his position to important constituencies and started establishing a different tone than the one left behind by his predecessor, Rex Tillerson, whom Trump fired in mid-March. Washington Post