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We have no SECRETARY of STATE (Original Post) elehhhhna Apr 2018 OP
Jared forgot to call the temp agency dalton99a Apr 2018 #1
Maybe Hillary's available? elehhhhna Apr 2018 #2
Sorry, she's not returning calls right now. DinahMoeHum Apr 2018 #7
Actually, she has had conversations with Pompeo. HE called HER. 7962 Apr 2018 #19
Nope flibbitygiblets Apr 2018 #26
Bwahahahahaa!!!! DinahMoeHum Apr 2018 #28
Would you actually wish that on Hillary? karynnj Apr 2018 #11
Given how the WH still smears her. . . DinahMoeHum Apr 2018 #21
That department was largely decapitated by T, Rex. nt Ilsa Apr 2018 #3
Well, they cant advertise for applicants on Backpage anymore jberryhill Apr 2018 #4
All you need is Trump milestogo Apr 2018 #5
Hitler didn't need diplomacy, which is what the Sec of State is for. nt Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #6
Ribbentrop did fade to the background... paleotn Apr 2018 #8
Well, yeah... Wounded Bear Apr 2018 #15
They just need a messenger to make a deal... Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #32
Do we yet have an ambassador to Korea? left-of-center2012 Apr 2018 #9
Do we have an Ambassador to Russia yet. No. marble falls Apr 2018 #17
Sean Hannity resents that remark!!! dameatball Apr 2018 #10
We have no FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT RainCaster Apr 2018 #12
YET !!! pangaia Apr 2018 #14
Yeah, they're working on that one... Wounded Bear Apr 2018 #16
Nor even much staff otherwise RandomAccess Apr 2018 #13
Action at the State Department.... marble falls Apr 2018 #18
Have you heard Pompeo speak??? TNNurse Apr 2018 #20
We do. Her name is Ivanka DesertRat Apr 2018 #22
I can't believe the depths this country has sunk to under the Orange Baboon and his brood workinclasszero Apr 2018 #24
Watching her playing the fake Sec. of State in that video, DesertRat Apr 2018 #25
I'm worried. Very worried. Our country's been taken over by Russia and the Trump Mob. Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #33
WTF Freethinker65 Apr 2018 #30
At least he was elected DesertRat Apr 2018 #35
Shitler don't need no SECRETARY of STATE workinclasszero Apr 2018 #23
Fix in mafia talk means other than what we normally think it means yall elehhhhna Apr 2018 #27
We don't have a functioning executive branch YessirAtsaFact Apr 2018 #29
We have no President either... I see a pattern developing here. nt procon Apr 2018 #31
Nor many other essential positions - like ambassadors to major countries Rhiannon12866 Apr 2018 #34
Shoot.......... there's ways........... raven mad Apr 2018 #36

karynnj

(59,427 posts)
11. Would you actually wish that on Hillary?
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:22 AM
Apr 2018

The President sets policy. I doubt either HRC or Kerry, who is more of a negotiator and was more involved in diplomacy on this, would work for Trump.

What would make sense is any non political SD person who worked on Syria if any are still on the department. The question would be who that person would work for.

It might be any diplomacy will have to be led by France. The UK has Boris Johnson as their foreign minister.

DinahMoeHum

(21,655 posts)
21. Given how the WH still smears her. . .
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:11 AM
Apr 2018

. . .if I were in her shoes, I'd tell them to fuck off, they're on their own.

milestogo

(16,829 posts)
5. All you need is Trump
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 08:17 AM
Apr 2018

All you need is Trump, all you need is Trump
All you need is Trump, Trump, Trump is all you need
All you need is Trump
All you need is Trump, Trump, Trump is all you need

paleotn

(17,706 posts)
8. Ribbentrop did fade to the background...
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 08:40 AM
Apr 2018

after Barbarossa. Certainly after Dec. of 41. No real diplomacy necessary after that.

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
32. They just need a messenger to make a deal...
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 07:43 PM
Apr 2018

"Here's the deal. You totally surrender, and give us all your people and assets. And we won't kill you. We gotta deal?" Hitler diplomacy.

RainCaster

(10,515 posts)
12. We have no FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:26 AM
Apr 2018

Face it, the only branch that isn't totally fucked up right now is the judiciary.

TNNurse

(6,887 posts)
20. Have you heard Pompeo speak???
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:10 AM
Apr 2018

Not quite as bad as Trump but not even approaching adequate for the job. In addition to being wrong in every other way.

DesertRat

(27,995 posts)
22. We do. Her name is Ivanka
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:16 AM
Apr 2018


Scott Dworkin @funder
?Here she is, our new Secretary of State, @IvankaTrump repping us in Peru. This is an international disgrace. Congress didn’t confirm her for the gig. She isn’t qualified. Has zero true diplomatic experience. America is a laughingstock.

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
24. I can't believe the depths this country has sunk to under the Orange Baboon and his brood
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:21 AM
Apr 2018

This shit is outrageous! The f**king republicans have disavowed and broken all their oaths to protect and defend this country letting Trump do shit like this!

They are truly a party of traitors!

DesertRat

(27,995 posts)
25. Watching her playing the fake Sec. of State in that video,
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:24 AM
Apr 2018

“Buenos días, I am here in Lima! Makes my blood boil.

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
33. I'm worried. Very worried. Our country's been taken over by Russia and the Trump Mob.
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 07:50 PM
Apr 2018

He most of the Republicans paid off or scared sh*tless of him. Just like a mob boss.

However, Russia will be p*ssed off about the bombing. Is it possible he'll cut Trump loose for doing that? Probably not...we bombed Syria's govt last year for the same thing. Putin & Trump were still bffs after that. Don't know why.

Freethinker65

(9,832 posts)
30. WTF
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 11:28 AM
Apr 2018

Ok. Trump also sent Pence, an asshole but also the Vice President of the U.S., which is at least a bit better diplomatically than just sending your vacuous kid.

YessirAtsaFact

(2,064 posts)
29. We don't have a functioning executive branch
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 11:04 AM
Apr 2018

The entire executive branch has no leadership and no direction other than steal and protect Trump.

Rhiannon12866

(200,921 posts)
34. Nor many other essential positions - like ambassadors to major countries
Sat Apr 14, 2018, 08:36 PM
Apr 2018

And these positions have never been filled, as well as essential jobs in the State Department. Previous presidents have these,jobs filled on taking office. The "government" we have now is now functioning on the whim of Trump - who knows nothing about either government or history.

raven mad

(4,940 posts)
36. Shoot.......... there's ways...........
Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:28 AM
Apr 2018

I've worked for 2 of them, it was fun, but I don't think I'm quite up to SOS status......

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