State Department's senior staff resigned en mass

Washington PostSecretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.

Trump has just invented the self-draining swamp.
For his next trick, he will invent the self-deporting illegal alien.

Some people in the press are saying these simultaneous resignations are a big deal. Others are saying it's just Trump accepting their resignations in order to replace them with his own appointees. I learn towards the second option, but the way the stories were pushed in the media, it was supposed to be a big deal according to whoever leaked it.

Obviously the intent of the news accounts was to embarrass the Trump administration and make things appear to be more difficult for him. But Trump and his pick for Secretary of State doesn't seem to have any issues with selecting the right people for the job and putting them in place.

In effect, these resignations are just cleaning out the positions for new people Trump can promote and make his own. That's true whether it was Trump accepting offered resignations or State Department officials trying to make a political statement on the way out the door. Either way, today is full of win.

This entry was published Sat Jan 28 09:04:09 CST 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-01-28 09:04:09.0. [Tweet]

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