Media Outraged Over Trump's Firing of Obama's Dirty "Cash" Ambassadors
- Author: Megan Austin Jan 07, 2017,
Jan 07, 2017, 0:26
I "would not say no" to Supreme Court seat Trump, GOP crafting border wall plan: reports Report: Trump orders Obama ambassadors to leave posts by inauguration MORE's team is demanding politically appointed ambassadors leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, The New York Times reports.
US Ambassador in New Zealand, Mark Gilbert, confirmed to Reuters the information, stating that the order was issued "without exception" and the order was sent by telegram to the State Department on December 23. Usually, the diplomats get a grace period to make the exit.
A Trump transition official told the Times that this was not a political move or one made with any malice, but that it was simply about keeping to a schedule.
The New York Times hilariously tries to pretend that some of these major Obama donors are in any way integral to our diplomatic relations with other countries.
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The Senate needs to confirm United States envoys to other countries and the blanket order for the ambassadors leaves USA with no representatives in important countries like Germany, Canada, Britain for months, said New York Times.
In the past, new administrations have granted extensions to ambassadors on a case-by-case basis, especially those who have school-going children, for weeks or months.
Whatever President Obama had planned for life after the presidency, the election of Donald Trump will likely change those plans.
Mr. Trump, by contrast, has taken a hard line against leaving any of President Obama's political appointees in place as he prepares to take office on January 20 with a mission of dismantling many of his predecessor's signature foreign and domestic policy achievements.