Usually, when you resign from a job, you provide a very polite resignation letter thanking the company for the opportunity they afforded you and wishing them the best. However, that’s not the case when you’re the science envoy for the State Department under President Donald Trump.
Daniel Kammen announced he was resigning from his position via Twitter and even posted a copy of his resignation letter, and it was absolutely brilliant. He explained his reason for resigning was a response to Trump’s recent statements on the uprising of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.
‘My decision to resign is in response to your attacks on core values of the United States. Your failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis has domestic and international ramifications.’
He then listed a fairly lengthy list of people that agree with his feelings on the issue.
He also mentioned he took issue with the fact Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord.
‘Examples of this destructive pattern have consequences on my duties as Science Envoy. Your decision to abdicate the leadership opportunities and the job creation benefits of the Paris Climate Accord, and to undermine energy and environmental research are not acceptable to me.’
He ended his letter by bluntly writing that Trump’s actions as a president have “harmed the quality of life in the United States, our standing abroad, and the sustainability of the planet.”
The best part about the letter, however, was the fact that Kammen slyly trolled the president with the first letter of each paragraph spelling out “IMPEACH.” You can check that out below.
In taking a quick look at Kammen’s Twitter profile, you can tell it’s not a busy one. Rarely do his tweets have more than five comments. Furthermore, he only has 4,695 followers. However, his tweet went viral with over 1,000 comments and has been retweeted over 6,300 times as of now. Below are several of the responses from Twitter users.
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