Donald Trump fires cyber security director for correctly saying election was safe

The bitter and soon to be ex-president is now sacking people who don’t back up his false fraud claims (Image: REUTERS)

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President Donald Trump has fired his cybersecurity director for correctly saying the US election was safe from fraud.

One-term Trump made the announcement, that Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs had been removed from post, on Twitter. 

The Republican falsely claimed Krebs made a "highly inaccurate" statement on the security of the US election, while the president continues to make fake claims himself about the election he lost being 'stolen' from him.

Krebs angered the White House over a website run by CISA dubbed 'Rumor Control,' which debunks misinformation about the
election.

The cyber expert said last week he expected to be fired as a result of the president's unfounded insistence there was 'widespread fraud' during the presidential election he comfortably lost to Joe Biden.

Krebs' statement prompted an outpouring of support from security experts around the country, who praised Krebs for his bipartisan work in the past two years.

A CISA spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

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