President Donald Trump announced Tuesday his decision to fire Chris Krebs, the top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security.

The decision spurred widespread criticism from leaders within the cybersecurity community that credit him for repairing a fractured relationship between government and industry.

Trump announced the decision via tweet after a tense period following the election where Krebs, whose portfolio included elections, had to routinely counter debunked and unsubstantiated comments from the president and his surrogates.

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