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Fake News Alert: State Department Officials Were Fired by Trump, They Didn’t Resign

Like many Americans, you were probably told by screaming headlines in the liberal media yesterday that a whole bunch of senior State Department officials were so mad about working for Trump, they all decided to resign.

The Washington Post ran an article about an entire senior level of management officials resigning en masse out of protest toward President Trump.

The piece said the resignations were “part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior Foreign Service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.”

The four officials in question, they said, resigned “suddenly” and “unexpectedly.”

From there, far-left media outlets pounced at the display of defiance being shown the President. Here’s a small sampling of the fake news headlines:

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So now we have a story circulating amongst numerous well-read media outlets that senior officials at the State Department couldn’t bear the thought of working under President Trump, and chose to resign instead.

Except, that’s not what happened at all.

Trump asked for their resignations in an attempt to “clean house” at the State Department. In other words, they were fired.

Via AOL:

Thomas Shannon remains the United States’ acting secretary of state, but Foggy Bottom has lost its entire senior team. President Donald Trump reportedly ordered these moves in an effort to “clean house.”

CNN reports the administration told four senior State Department officials that their services were no longer needed. The Washington Post characterized the departures as “sudden.”

Trump’s secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson was on site at the State Department’s building in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington on Wednesday when the departures occurred, The Post reported.

The departures were not “sudden,” and they were not “unexpected.” The Obama employees were fired.

This is fake news at it’s worst and most blatant, a liberal media trying to attack President Trump as difficult to work with or so unpalatable that senior employees at the State Department would rather give up their livelihoods than work with him.

Is it any wonder the American people don’t trust traditional media outlets anymore?

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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