Trump Shuts Down Journo, Thanks Putin for Expelling US Diplomatic Staff
Trump breaks a taboo, refers to State Department people as no more than a bloat on payroll
Say what you will about Trump, but one thing is true — it's rarely a dull day with a former pro WWE wrestler in the White House.
Told by a journalist that he "has to respond" to the Russian president ordering US diplomatic mission in Russia to cut down the number of its staff by 755, the US president disagreed he needed to do any such thing:
"No, I wanna thank him because we're trying to cut down our payroll, and as far as I'm concerned I'm ver thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll."
If Trump has proven too weak to put things back, neither does he have to follow the path his enemy, Obama, laid out for him.
The Trump administration has indeed been planning to downsize the State Department which is a great thing. Aside from the CIA there is no more bloodthirsty US government department. Even the Pentagon doesn't come close.
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