When this story broke, less than an hour ago, the media pounced and ran with the story to discredit Trump. To show that there was chaos in the Trump Administration. It almost worked.
The Washington Post framed it thus:
Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary for management for almost a decade, resigned unexpectedly along with three of his top officials.
Then they said, and you can almost hear them wishing Trump fails,
“The mass resignations will make newly-confirmed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job much more difficult.”
Notice how they use the word mass a lot – as if 4 people is a movement. Well for democrats 4 people is a movement.
The post claimed Kennedy was in the running to be Tillerson’s number two at the State Department.
Then they tried to paint a heroic portrayal of the the staffers saying, “Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned with no notice. Those leaving with Kennedy include Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions.”
As if we couldn’t function without them. Turns out the story of wrong.
Trump fired their asses in a much-needed house cleaning move. He was too classy to do that though. So he just told them to resign.
Two senior administration officials said Thursday that the Trump administration told four top State Department management officials that their services were no longer needed as part of an effort to “clean house” at Foggy Bottom.
Patrick Kennedy, who served for nine years as the undersecretary for management, Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Joyce Anne Barr, and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office for Foreign Missions, were sent letters by the White House that their service was no longer required, the sources told CNN.