Tillerson thanks a lot of people. But not Trump.

In fact, fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was abruptly ousted by the president Tuesday , only mentioned the president's title, saying he had received a called at noon from "the President of the United States" informing him that he was being removed.

A senior State Department official told NBC News that Tillerson first learned about his firing when Trump tweeted the news earlier.

Much of Tillerson's farewell speech was a call to State Department officials to continue their work and to cooperate closely with other agencies and allies on issues such as stabilizing Iraq, defeating the Islamic State and improving relations with China.

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