Donald Trump’s lies have become tedious to many people. Yet, some of his whoppers are worse than others. The latest morning tweet flew across the Twitter world as Trump tried to shift the blame for one of his most serious errors—the huge hole he has hollowed out in our democracy’s stability.
Trump blamed the Democrats for not confirming “hundreds of good and talented people:”
‘The Democrats continue to Obstruct the confirmation of hundreds of good and talented people who are needed to run our government…A record in U.S. history. State Department, Ambassadors and many others are being slow walked. Senate must approve NOW!’
People still wonder why Trump hired Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. Yes, the man was CEO of ExxonMobil, but he had no political experience. All he really had was the Order of Friendship that Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, gave to him at the ruler’s summer home.
Tillerson has methodically cut the State Department staffing until there is no one who speaks Russian, and the job of ambassador to South Korea is vacant. The secretary argued that he wanted a cut of 31 percent. Fortunately, Congress disagreed.
The head of the State Department’s added that should he merge that department’s and the US Agency for International Development’s budget together, that would mean a $55 billion cost.
According to The Guardian, the secretary claimed that his department was “at an historic high and was not sustainable.” Tillerson said he was “offended:”
‘(That) somehow we don’t have a state department that works.’
There are two basic problems. First, the president has been slicing away at the specialists and experienced professionals under his control, which has left the country vulnerable.
Second, he has not appointed enough quality people for the Senate to confirm.
There are over 30 countries without nominees for ambassador, with far fewer pending Senate confirmation.
The Twitter world went crazy over Trump’s latest falsehood. Here are some of our favorites below:
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