Donald Trump Calls On All Obama Ambassadors to Quit Before January 20th

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
2017-01-09 16:30:53


New York, January 9 (RHC)-- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has called on all of Barack Obama's ambassadors to hand in their resignations before he is sworn in on January 20th.  According to reports, the envoys were notified of the incoming president's decision through an abrupt State Department cable, which called on all U.S. missions in over 180 countries to return "without exception."

Trump's move marked an unprecedented break from the tradition of extending the ambassadors' stay for some time, giving them enough time to make the required arrangements.  Previous administrations of both parties have usually given envoys enough time until at least the end of their children's school year.

Some analysts say that calling back all of President Barack Obama's appointed envoys abroad risks leaving the U.S. without proper representation in key countries like Britain, Germany and Canada for months.  With just a little over one week away from his inauguration, Trump has only named Zionist hardliner David Friedman as ambassador to Israel and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as his ambassador to China.

Some of the envoys are reportedly planning to appeal the decision with Trump's designated Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.  They think it is unfair that their personal lives have been disrupted while First-Lady-in-waiting Melania Trump is allowed to remain at Trump Tower until her son's school is over.

According to the American Foreign Service Association, a union representing diplomats, there are 188 U.S. ambassadors worldwide.  Many of America's key ambassadorships go to political appointees, and some are senior members of the president's party or the people who supported his campaign through major donations.


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