It was good news for everyone Thursday morning, after the Washington Post reported that the State Department’s entire senior management team had just resigned. While the anti-Trump crowd was cheering the employees for their open display of resistance, the rest of the public was glad to see the swamp draining itself.
That show of bravery didn’t seem quite so brave later in the day, after the report was corrected and it turned out that Trump told a handful of senior staffers, “You’re fired.”
What if you haven’t been fired or don’t have the nerve to quit? EPA workers who reportedly were going to work in tears after Trump was elected are being offered counseling sessions on dealing with the transition, but is that enough?
Never fear: Politico is here to help with a nine-question quiz to help you decide if you should stick it out in the Trump administration or resign.
— POLITICO (@politico) January 28, 2017
@politico fake news, they were required to resign and contracts were not renewed, why do you report this bs and not report honestly?
— David Dodd (@ValricoDodd) January 28, 2017
The questions come from Price Floyd, previously director of media affairs at the U.S. Department of State, who resigned in 2007 after he could no longer look his children in the eye and tell them he was doing the right thing.
@politico Swamp self-draining? I like it??Those that would leave because of POTUS aren't there for the right reasons in the first place
— Mario Olivera (@FMOlivera) January 28, 2017
@politico Hoping that all OBAMA'S political hacks also called THE SWAP hand in their resignation. America needs patriots to work for US!
— Barbara Ann (@daynutrition) January 27, 2017
@politico yes. All career globalists can go. Find your own way now.
— Daniel Toy (@toydan1) January 26, 2017
@politico Tell them we said "Bye!"
— JUDY DUNN (@jujolaji) January 28, 2017
@politico Obama used people that pushed his agenda. Let Trump do the same
— Roland Trevino (@Trevino07Roland) January 27, 2017
@politico If they are too much of a political hack to work for an administration that doesnt share their politics, then they should resign.
— Jake Hicks (@jakewithevvkia) January 26, 2017
@politico In any business, when new leadership comes in it is a good time to clean house. Our gov't gets too stale!
— lokay (@Laurie900Laurie) January 27, 2017
— Wheelpack (@b5ranger1) January 26, 2017
@politico we the people hope ALL of Obamas federal workers Obama left overs will resign! They'll be weeded out other wise!!
— Dawn #PrayForUSA (@dawngpsalm63) January 27, 2017
— Chris Streeter (@cstreeter_PA) January 28, 2017
Hey, this post is about the moral conundrum facing government workers under President Trump, not manufactured news. Well, it was.
— BlindRational (@BlindRational) January 28, 2017
@politico an absurd headline. How many guesses do we get to find out who 99% of ur staff voted for last November? This is y no one listens
— Inside HV Politics (@HvPolitics) January 27, 2017
— SkypeDaddy (@skypedaddy) January 26, 2017
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ICYMI ==> ‘Seriously, WTF?’ Here’s what’s happening to Secret Service agent ‘who decried taking a bullet for Trump’ https://t.co/jnRA1MndtB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 28, 2017