Why Trump’s Statement That He Is “Very Thankful” To Putin For Expelling 755 American Diplomats From Russia Matters
Trump: “I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States. We’re going to save a lot of money.” Now obviously the President thought he was making a funny. (And it defies logic given the state of the world today, but maybe the State Department could be leaner. Doesn’t matter.)
Because he is talking about 755 people and their families. 755 people who often work in dangerous places or difficult circumstances. 755 people who are privy to sensitive, often classified information. 755 people who have lots of close friends also employed by State and various intelligence agencies.
And, even if in jest, he basically just called all 755 unnecessary pieces of crap.
Mr. President, if you don’t want leaks, we’d suggest starting by treating your people with respect.
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