Guest post by David Middleton
My first thought up reading this headline was that Ambassador Terry Brandstad had resigned… Which would be odd because he is a Republican, Trump nominee and was just confirmed by the Senate last month…
by ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and TIM STELLOH
JUN 6 2017
America’s top diplomat in China has resigned over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a landmark climate change agreement, two sources told NBC News Monday.
Charge d’affaires David Rank was set to be replaced by former Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad, who was confirmed as ambassador to China on May 22 but hadn’t yet arrived to the post.
Rank, citing the Paris climate agreement, announced the resignation during a town hall meeting on Monday with embassy employees.
NBC (Second only to CNN for fake TV news)
Resigning in protest shortly before you were going to be replaced… Strong move.
According to the State Department, Mr. Rank retired…
A State Department spokesperson confirmed Rank’s departure to NBC News, but said he was “retiring,” adding: “Mr. Rank has made a personal decision. We appreciate his years of dedicated service to the State Department.”
Featured image from the NRA.