President Trump’s incessant tweeting has been causing problems for other members of his administration for a while now, but some of his most recent tweets regarding North Korea seem to have been more problematic than his typical ranting and raving. On Tuesday morning, shortly after threatening North Korea with “fire” and “fury,” Trump retweeted a report from Fox News that revealed U.S. spy satellites have detected North Korean forces moving anti-ship cruise missiles.
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was met with a barrage of questions after the president retweeted the story, but she responded by saying that she couldn’t “talk about anything that’s classified.”
Haley may have found herself in hot water with Trump after implying that he had retweeted classified information. That’s not the only problem she has to deal with at the moment, though.
On Wednesday evening, reporter Laura Rozen revealed that Haley’s spokesman, Jonathan Wachtel, had resigned.
Rozen tweeted about Wachtel’s resignation and added that she has heard rumors that Haley’s chief of staff, Steven Groves, is also planning on leaving.
Told by 2 people US Amb to UN Nikki Haley’s spokesperson Jonathan Wachtel resigned–today, accd. to 1 source. Also hear her CoS is leaving.
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) August 9, 2017
Rozen went on to post a thread providing some more information about Wachtel’s departure. Rozen noted that, while Wachtel did not respond to her requests for comment, she has heard that his resignation — along with Groves’ pending resignation — may have to do with Haley’s preference for relying on advice from her “South Carolina people” rather than from her own staff.
Rozen pointed out that Wachtel came from Fox News, while Groves came from Heritage/Hill, meaning neither of them could be considered “her people.”
Rozen’s followers were quick to comment on the news, and many added in their own speculations about why Wachtel decided to resign.
Considering the recent departures of Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci, Wachtel’s resignation is certainly not the most dramatic one to come from the Trump administration, but it is yet another sign that the administration is quickly crumbling. At this point, it’s not a question of if any other Trump staffers will resign, but when.
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