Not only have we had enough of Trump and his inability to run a nation, but the entire State Department management team just told Trump’s admin. to f*** off in the most epic way.
Trump’s secretary of state pick, Rex Tillerson, had a rocky first day running the State Dept. So rocky, that the entire senior level of management officials decided to resign on Wednesday morning. Their reasoning was simple: They don’t want to be a part of Trump’s presidency era, and they certainly don’t want Tillerson running their department into the dirt.
Before the incident occurred, Tillerson was in State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday–Washington Post describes the series of events that took place there:
“The Trump team was narrowing its search for his No. 2, and that it was looking to replace the State Department’s long-serving undersecretary for management, Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy, who has been in that job for nine years, was actively involved in the transition and was angling to keep that job under Tillerson, three State Department officials told me.
Then suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly, four State Department officials confirmed. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, followed him out the door. All are career foreign service officers who have served under both Republican and Democratic administrations.”
Since the managing team, consisting of high-profile senior officials, are throwing in the towel, Tillerson has no one remotely skilled enough to help him run the department.
“It’s the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember, and that’s incredibly difficult to replicate,” said David Wade, who served as State Department chief of staff under Secretary of State John Kerry.
Ultimately, Tillerson has a load on his shoulders because now he has to search for people who are qualified to manage the State Department’s vital offices. And honestly, I highly doubt anyone who obtains those skilled assets would want to work under Trump’s administration.
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