This is pretty much how the next four and maybe 8 years are going to go. Whatever Donald Trump does, the liberal media will be there with fabricated outrage no matter how insignificant that particular act may be. The current outrage is that Trump has fired all of Obama’s appointed ambassadors. Missing from the liberal shit-fit is that Obama did the exact same thing to George W. Bush’s ambassadors because liberals have selective memories.
The International Business Times is shaking with rage that “fascist dictator” Donald Trump has told all of Obama’s ambassadors they need to leave by Inauguration Day:
President-elect Donald Trump is breaking with precedent by demanding that politically appointed ambassadors leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day…
In the past, new administrations have granted extensions to ambassadors on a case-by-case basis, especially those who have school-going children, for weeks or months. Trump’s transition staff, however, has reportedly issued an all-encompassing order, according to a State Department cable sent out Dec. 23.
The president-elect has taken a stand to not allow any of President Barack Obama’s political appointees to continue beyond inauguration day, possibly with the aim dismantling many of Obama’s foreign and domestic policy measures. The move, however, could be problematic as it leaves the country without Senate-confirmed envoys for months to follow…
OMG! Trump is worse than Hitler. Not only is putting rich asshole big money donors loyal to Obama out of work, but also he’s destroying American diplomacy. Conveniently missing from this IBT outrage is that Obama did the same exact thing in 2008. Fox News has the scoop:
However, Obama’s transition team sent out similar guidance — eight years ago — telling ambassadors appointed by President George W. Bush they had to leave their posts by Inauguration Day.
The Washington Post reported in December 2008 that ambassadors would not be permitted to stay on and that “the sweeping nature of the directive suggests that Obama has little interest in retaining any of Bush’s ambassadorial appointees.”
As for Trump’s moving leaving the US diplomatic corps in ruins:
Political appointees for ambassadorships under any administration are often well-connected donors or other officials who do not come from the career foreign service side. But despite the prospect of imminent vacancies at posts around the world, U.S. embassies are likely to retain leadership as deputies fill in for the short term.
“The number twos are career foreign service officers and more than capable of stepping into the roles,” said the source who spoke with FoxNews.com.
And the thing is, this liberal outrage over Trump doing the same thing Obama did comes from none other than The New York Times. The NYT also slams Trump for this move and ignores that Obama made the same move when he first took office. This goes beyond the typical liberal media bias into the realm of fake news, that the liberal media says is a huge problem.
This is easily the most manufactured piece of liberal outrage yet, but I fear it is just the beginning. Trump is the President-elect. He gets to pick the ambassadors that represent his administration, just like every other president we’ve ever had. What’s the next big blockbuster scandal going to be? That Trump had the nerve to pick nominees for his cabinet?