Trump’s Transition Team has just issued pink slips to dozens more overpaid Obama staffers who served the worst Administration of all-time and are working against President Trump in what they’re calling the “Deep State” – the large DC bureaucracy threatened by the new President.
Since President Harry Truman began his first presidential term in 1945, only 35 presidential appointees have been fired, according to a report compiled by Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, and published by Politico.
Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama, faced heavy pressure to fire Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius after her bungled rollout of the Affordable Care Act — known as Obamacare — and Attorney General Eric Holder after Holder was found in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-tracking scandal. Each time, Obama stood by his appointees. However, both Holder and Sebelius later resigned.
General Stanley McChrystal, whom Obama appointed to command U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2008, was the highest-level appointee to be let go during Obama’s two terms. McChrystal was forced out in 2010 after making unflattering remarks about the Obama administration during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
Trump is truly draining the swamp and this is just a beginning.
Some background: The New York Times reports:
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition staff has issued a blanket edict requiring politically appointed ambassadors to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, according to several American diplomats familiar with the plan, breaking with decades of precedent by declining to provide even the briefest of grace periods.
The mandate — issued “without exceptions,” according to a terse State Department cable sent on Dec. 23, diplomats who saw it said — threatens to leave the United States without Senate-confirmed envoys for months in critical nations like Germany, Canada and Britain.
The liberals are already on the verge of insanity. The Republicans don’t exactly like it either. How soon they forget that Obama did the exact same thing when he came into office. What’s good for the goose is good for the snowflakes.
In the past, administrations of both parties have often granted extensions on a case-by-case basis to allow a handful of ambassadors, particularly those with school-age children, to remain in place for weeks or months.
Obama has spent 8 years placing liberals, socialists, and even communists at all levels of government and there is really not much reason to keep any of them.
They have infected DC, as well as even positions at the state and local level, working hard to change this great country into their version of a socialist utopia.
A senior Trump transition official said there was no ill will in the move, but I imagine that it did come with a special kind of satisfaction. The liberals have spent 8 years being obnoxious elitists and now…their time…has come!
Buh-bye! Obama and Company!