Yet another Trump administration official has said a big, fat “fuck you” to Donald Trump on his way out of that disastrous mess.
It’s no secret that Trump can’t seem to keep officials within his administration. Every time you turn around he’s firing someone for hurting his feelings or someone is high-tailing it out the door before they’re stuck working in fast food for the rest of their lives after being associated with that sorry excuse for a president. For fuck’s sake, everyone that works for him has “acting” tacked on to the front of their job title, it seems.
And the outflow of officials doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
Recently, State Department official Chuck Park resigned from his position but not without letting everyone know just exactly how he feels about Donald Trump and all his cronies first.
In a withering editorial in the Washington Post, Park denounces America’s diplomat corps for standing idly by as Trump destroys this country, and following his orders without question even when they knew they were morally corrupt.
“The Complacent State sighs when the president blocks travel by Muslim immigrants; shakes its head when he defends Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; averts its gaze from images of children in detention camps,” Park wrote. “Then it complies with orders.”
He went on to explain just how the State Department has completely bowed down to the whims of Donald Trump with virtually no internal resistance.
“Every day, we refuse visas based on administration priorities,” he explained. “We recite administration talking points on border security, immigration, and trade. We plan travel itineraries, book meetings and literally hold doors open for the appointees who push Trump’s toxic agenda around the world.”
Park admitted that the straw to break the camel’s back was the recent shooting in El Paso, Texas, where his son was born.
“My son, born in El Paso on the American side of that same Rio Grande where the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter were discovered, in the same city where 22 people were just killed by a gunman whose purported ‘manifesto’ echoed the inflammatory language of our president, turned 7 this month,” Park stated. “I can no longer justify to him, or to myself, my complicity in the actions of this administration. That’s why I choose to resign.”
Some leave quietly, with their heads held in shame. Others leave with a bang, shouting from the rooftops. Kudos to you, Parks.
You can read the full op-ed here.
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