Courtesy of Politico:
“Earlier today, the United States’ Ambassador to Estonia, Jim Melville, announced his intent to retire from the Foreign Service effective July 29 after 33 years of public service,” a State Department spokesperson confirmed.
Foreign Policy reports that the early retirement is related to Trump’s controversial comments about U.S. allies in Europe.
Melville wrote in a private Facebook post obtained by Foreign Policy that he decided it was time for him to leave after Trump’s comments on how the EU was “set up to take advantage of the United States, to attack our piggy bank“ and that “NATO is as bad as NAFTA.”
Melville is the third ambassador in the past year to retire early.
I do believe that Trump has lost more cabinet members and administration staff than any other president in history.
Which considering that he is a fucking lunatic is not at all surprising.
What is surprising is that there is anybody left who is willing to work for him.