Energy Secretary Rick Perry tells Trump he plans to resign, sources say

Energy Secretary Rick Perry gesturing as he arrived on Air Force One with President Trump at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Trump on Thursday that he intends to leave his job soon, two administration sources familiar with the matter said.

Perry was traveling with the president to Texas when he shared the news aboard Air Force One. Speaking to reporters later Thursday, Trump called Perry “outstanding” and announced, “We already have his replacement.” But, Trump said Perry would stay on until the end of the year.

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