That run is over, though. Read this article in the Atlantic about the wreckage of the State Department. It’s rather depressing.
“They really want to blow this place up,” said the mid-level State Department officer. “I don’t think this administration thinks the State Department needs to exist. They think Jared [Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law] can do everything. It’s reminiscent of the developing countries where I’ve served. The family rules everything, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs knows nothing.”
Kleptocracy and nepotism. It is very banana republic.
Goodbye, United States of America.
“This is probably what it felt like to be a British foreign service officer after World War II, when you realize, no, the sun actually does set on your empire,” said the mid-level officer. “America is over. And being part of that, when it’s happening for no reason, is traumatic.”
And to think, all this is at the hands of the uber-patriotic Republicans and their flag-waving electorate.