Loyalty to Trump above all other important goals.

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Loyalty to Trump above all other important goals.

#1 Post by TrueTexan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:20 pm

US diplomat fired by Trump-appointed ambassador for merely mentioning Obama in a speech: report


A career foreign service officer says he got fired by a Trump-appointed ambassador simply for mentioning former President Barack Obama during a speech.

Journalist Julia Ioffe reports in GQ that Lewis Lukens, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in London, was fired shortly after delivering a speech at an English university in which he touted the benefits of America’s relationship with the United Kingdom.

During the speech, Lukens told a brief story about how Obama had handled a disagreement over LGBT rights with the government of Senegal. The former diplomat tells Ioffe that Woody Johnson, the Trump-appointed ambassador to the U.K., approached him shortly after and told him to pack his things, seven months before he was scheduled to take on a new assignment.

The State Department declined to comment when Ioffe asked them to verify Lukens’s account.

“This incident, which has not been previously reported, offers a stark example of the politicization of the foreign service under Trump,” writes Ioffe. “It’s also a grim illustration of how the administration — through three years of attempted budget cuts, hiring freezes, and grotesquely personal attacks — has eviscerated the country’s diplomatic corps and put highly sensitive matters of national security in the hands of politically appointed novices.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/us-dip ... ch-report/

The full report is worth reading.

https://www.gq.com/story/trump-is-wagin ... -diplomats

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#2 Post by VodoundaVinci » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:26 pm

Welcome to 21st century Corporate Politics now brought to your Government courtesy of Donald Trump. :thumbsdown: That's what we need! Run the country like a business/corporation!

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#3 Post by TrueTexan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:33 pm

VodoundaVinci wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:26 pm
Welcome to 21st century Corporate Politics now brought to your Government courtesy of Donald Trump. :thumbsdown: That's what we need! Run the country like a business/corporation!

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By loser that couldn't even make a Casino profitable and if we knew the truth any other business.
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#4 Post by Bisbee » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:55 pm

Are we witnessing “identity politics” morphing into “cult of personality”?
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#5 Post by K9s » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:58 pm

Bisbee wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Are we witnessing “identity politics” morphing into “cult of personality”?
Yup. Can you imagine how Putin or Xi would have handled it? Not much difference.
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#6 Post by lurker » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:00 pm

Bisbee wrote:
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Are we witnessing “identity politics” morphing into “cult of personality”?
yes, and especially among those who most loudly claim to be defending the republic and the constitution. this mus have been what it was like to witness the fall of the roman republic. charismatic :crazy: individual perverts traditional virtues to gain control.
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#7 Post by JohnNewell » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:13 pm

Der Fuehrer was not pleased. This is getting scarier by the day.

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#8 Post by senorgrand » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:30 pm

Building a bridge back to the 19th Century....
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#9 Post by K9s » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:44 pm

JohnNewell wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Der Fuehrer was not pleased. This is getting scarier by the day.
It has been like this for a while. We are just now finding out how ugly it is.

I wonder what deals were made and plots were hatched.
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#10 Post by VodoundaVinci » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:51 pm

And now imagine 4 more years of this and "our side" wants to disarm US. Being naked and helpless would be preferable to being disarmed with the US turning into Nazi Germany.....

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#11 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:52 pm

Woody Johnson, owner of the NY Jets, is a neo-fascist reactionary shit, and always has been. I gave up my Jets season tickets when the Jets put a whole bunch of office staff on 2 weeks unpaid leave to "conserve money" at the same time they paid $48 million for a drafted rookie. The explanation? The office staff was in a "different" accounting bucket.

Then there was billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg offering billionaire Woody Johnson a new $2 Billion West Side stadium to lure the Jets, but...neither billionaire would pay for it: the people of NYC would!
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