In January, the media reported the State Department’s “mass exodus,” saying the staff didn’t “want to stick around for the Trump era.” Another media lie, but here’s the truth!
This report was vastly exaggerated as only four employees resigned. It is also normal for a handful of people to resign as a new administration comes in, but now there is an actual mass exodus, with Rex Tillerson, as secretary of state, firing many from the seventh floor, via Independent Journal Review.
I’m so glad Tillerson wasted no time in draining the swamp. The seventh floor in the State Department is very powerful and includes the counselor offices as well as the deputy secretary of state for management and resources.
This floor is the one that has been calling itself the infamous “shadow government” and was recently in the midst of the Hillary Clinton scandal under former Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy.
In October, during the election between Trump and Clinton, Kennedy reportedly tried to sway the FBI into minimizing “the classified nature of the Clinton emails in order to protect State interests and those of Clinton.”
Kennedy, of course, was one of the four officials to resign after Trump came into the White House. He saw the writing on the wall, but Tillerson also had to deal with those who were left behind. This is a clear message to the rest of the government — the Trump administration is here, and no corruption will be tolerated.
The people were fired right after President Donald Trump started blaming administration leaks on government officials, whom he supposed were trying to block the appointment of his “own people.” I agree — the corrupt are trying to keep their agents in the alcoves to disrupt Trump.
R.C. Hammond, a spokesperson for the State Department, made a statement on the matter, “The State Department is supported by a very talented group of individuals, both Republicans and Democrats. We are appreciative to any American who dedicates their talents to public service.”
Hammond mentioned they are busy at work trying “to build out our team,” which is connected to the firings.
Trump has always been adamant about replacing those who were on staff when Obama was president because of the corruption and the scandals that followed the former administration like the plague. Our president wants people he can count on, not those still loyal to Obama.
It is currently unknown who Tillerson will pick to replace the fired individuals, but I’m sure he’ll take Trump’s approach of finding only the very best for the position. This is a great start to draining the swamp and making America great again. And if anyone can do it, it’s the Trump administration.