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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:15 AM

US ambassador to Qatar steps down after posting critical tweets about Donald Trump

Source: Independent




Ambassador Dana Shell Smith stepped down after saying it was 'increasingly difficult to wake up overseas to news from home'


12 hours ago




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Dana Shell Smith announced the move a week after several Gulf states cut diplomatic ties with the monarchy in Doha, citing concerns over their financial ties to Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Ms Smith, a long-standing member of the US foreign service, has not indicated whether the ongoing crisis or the Trump administration played any part in her move, which the US State Department insists is "part of the normal rotation of career diplomats throughout the world”.

However when Mr Comey was fired on 9 May she tweeted: "Increasingly difficult to wake up overseas to news from home, knowing I will spend today explaining our democracy and institutions.

"Diplomats explain & defend our political system.Can be tough when partisan acrimony so high, but there is still no greater country. #USA."...................................

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-ambassador-qatar-donald-trump-twitter-terrorism-fbi-james-comey-saudi-arabia-egypt-doha-a7795036.html



She obviously did not give her loyalty oath to Donald. This is bad--losing so many of our experienced foreign diplomats







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Ambassador Dana Shell Smith Getty

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Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #1
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:26 AM

1. (retracted my post, might be LBN)


The tweet was May 9, but it turns out she has announced her resignation on the 13th of June.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:27 AM

2. I can just imagine the spin Fox News will be giving this, or Drudge Report.. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:32 AM

3. "Not a team player. Sad!"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:41 AM

4. The majority of US Embassies currently have no Ambassadors or top envoys and officials...and now the

....few we have, are resigning because they can't do their job because of the Orange Man-baby occupying the White House who tweets outrageous things and makes foreign policy decisions that create crisis and can't be explained. We are so screwed...

Sad

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