‘Everybody out of the pool’: Trump orders all Obama diplomats home on Day 1

Global Geopolitics

President-elect Donald Trump wants all appointments made as a result of political donations to end ‘on schedule.’ / Reuters

President-elect Donald Trump has ordered every Obama-appointed diplomat home in the days following his inauguration. Most got their posts after generous political donations.

Past administrations allowed diplomats an extension until a replacement could be found, but the State Department notified all diplomats of a break from that tradition on Dec. 23.

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