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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:53 AM

Trump installs former Fox and Friends host as under secretary of state

Source: ThinkProgress

A State Department spokeswoman and former Fox and Friends co-host will replace a top aide to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who contradicted the official account of how Tillerson was fired Tuesday.

Steve Goldstein, former under secretary of public affairs, said that Tillerson found out about his firing on Tuesday morning after reading a tweet from President Donald Trump. The White House said that chief of staff John Kelly had previously told Tillerson he would be replaced. Goldstein, who had only been at his post since December, was fired on Tuesday as well.

The White House then confirmed State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as acting under secretary for public diplomacy, with a White House official telling Axios, “Heather is the only one at State we trust.”

Nauert joined the State Department in April 2017 and has no previous diplomatic experience. When asked in February about the specifics of what the State Department was doing to end the violence in Syria, she responded, “I don’t know what some of you expect us to do.”

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Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/trump-state-department-fox-host-141281554ef5/



Fox and Friends anchor for 5 years. Most of her career before that was at NY Fox affiliate Fox5.

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Reply Trump installs former Fox and Friends host as under secretary of state (Original post)
highplainsdem Mar 2018 OP
bullimiami Mar 2018 #1
thesquanderer Mar 2018 #2
Achilleaze Mar 2018 #3
erronis Mar 2018 #21
Ligyron Mar 2018 #4
The Wizard Mar 2018 #8
jayschool2013 Mar 2018 #5
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2018 #25
BootinUp Mar 2018 #6
Sam McGee Mar 2018 #7
left-of-center2012 Mar 2018 #9
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2018 #31
IronLionZion Mar 2018 #10
Angry Dragon Mar 2018 #11
keithbvadu2 Mar 2018 #12
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2018 #13
Volaris Mar 2018 #28
Tommy_Carcetti Mar 2018 #14
errant boy Mar 2018 #15
wolfie001 Mar 2018 #19
wolfie001 Mar 2018 #20
vkkv Mar 2018 #16
Marcuse Mar 2018 #17
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2018 #29
wolfie001 Mar 2018 #18
tclambert Mar 2018 #22
sarcasmo Mar 2018 #23
flibbitygiblets Mar 2018 #24
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2018 #26
red dog 1 Mar 2018 #27
DFW Mar 2018 #30

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:58 AM

1. Crony Capitalism to the max.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:07 AM

2. I don't see crony capitalism here. I'd call it sycophant staffing. (n/t)

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:07 AM

3. republicans weakening America further

freaking KGOP is doing everything it can to weaken America. Disgusting.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:47 PM

21. I can't remember - does KGOP mean the Kremlin's GOP? If so I totally agree.

Back in the old days this would be subterfuge - hidden. Now the corruption and rot is right in our faces.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:11 AM

4. Those who think this administration can't get any worse need not worry.

Trump will find a way.

He has no bottom.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:45 AM

8. Some people say

he is a bottom. But that's the rumor on the street.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:29 AM

5. It's all show business

TV news and now the U.S. government = show business.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:27 PM

25. and bimbos.

she's another of the interchangeable blond bimbos who was on camera Fox news reader.

Her Wiki page has been updated as of today, with her position, and her qualifications as a .."journalist".

I swear to god, when that brainless huckster dies, he will charge admission to see his grave.
And some of us will pay it, just to be sure he is dead.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:37 AM

6. Only the bestest!

This is not my earth. Thats a line from the sci-fi show Sliders fyi.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:41 AM

7. You beat me to it . . .

 

"I'll hire only the best people."
-- Trump, several times

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:54 AM

9. Trump: I'll hire the best minds

“Nauert joined the State Department in April 2017 and has no previous diplomatic experience.
Prior to her job at State, Nauert was an anchor at Fox and Friends for five years ...”

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 12:01 AM

31. Heather is the only one at State we trust.

Loyalty is the only quality that matters to David Dennison.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:15 AM

10. "I dont know what some of you expect us to do."

I don't know why anyone expects anything better from these dipshits

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:41 AM

11. KICK

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:50 AM

12. 'I'm The Only One That Matters,' Trump Says Of State Dept. Job Vacancies

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:36 AM

13. ProPublica builds list of officials sent into Federal agencies as "beachhead teams."

ProPublica builds list of officials sent into Federal agencies as "beachhead teams."

Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government

We have obtained a list of more than 400 Trump administration hires, including dozens of lobbyists and some from far-right media.

by Justin Elliott, Derek Kravitz and Al Shaw
ProPublica, March 8, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Here are More than 1,000 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across the Government
By Al Shaw and Derek Kravitz, ProPublica, March 8, 2017

Updated August 31, 2017

She's on it, as Heather Nauert Norby, hired April 24, 2017.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:32 PM

28. Good Lord I thought Obama had it bad when he started.

Yes, a war to finish and a wrecked economy...but at he had a functional federal civil service to try and fix it with.
Whoever has that job next is gonna have to start day one with 'if trump hired you, pack your shit you're DONE; If he fired you, call me we probably need you back.'


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:46 AM

14. The Onion is hilarious. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:55 AM

15. And when Sessions leaves, Trump has his next Attorney General Ready To Go!

 

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Response to errant boy (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:49 PM

19. Racing down the LI Expressway at 100 mph

F@cking turd

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:14 AM

16. FILL THE SWAMP!! FILL THE SWAMP!! FILL THE SWAMP!! FILL THE SWAMP!!

 



dripped with:::





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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:32 AM

17. Short List For The Next National Security Advisor

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 02:41 PM

29. Poor Doocy

Gets looked over again. He's been lapping at Donald's shoes for years already, hell, he's been french kissing him, and still no Whitehouse position.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 PM

18. Is she at least as stupid as Dump?

Ha ha

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:12 PM

22. I had to read this carefully to see if wasn't Borowitz or the Onion.

What happened to reality?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:15 PM

23. Banana Republic

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:30 PM

24. tRump's cleaning lady wasn't available? Or rather, was too smart to accept?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:35 PM

26. cleaning lady is no competition in the T & A dept.

Trump just watches the female bimbos on Fox and decides which one he wants.
They are perfect for him.

Looks + brainless + obedient ==Someone he can trust.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:07 PM

27. "Heather is the only one at State we trust"?

What bullshit!

I'm so sick of this racist, narcissistic, ignorant, Hitler-loving, child rapist being able to slowly destroy our country, one department at a time, one day at a time, like a cancer slowly spreading by metastasis.

Mr. Mueller, PLEASE HURRY UP!.....Get your indictments!
Get Manafort!
Get Kushner!
Get Donald Jr!
Get Bannon!
Get Ivanka!
Get the entire Trump Crime Family, including Shitler himself!

Time is running out!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 03:13 AM

30. Requirements for a job in the Trump administration, as per 45:

Flatter me
Look good
Don't embarrass me
Lie for me if I need you to do that
Don't think for yourself (I'll find someone to do that for you)
Do things I can brag about (it it works, I did it, and if it doesn't, you did).

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