Second NSC staffer to vocally resign ‘because of Trump’: Also a Ben Rhodes aide

Second NSC staffer to vocally resign ‘because of Trump’: Also a Ben Rhodes aide
Rumana Ahmed. (Image: Screen grab of MSNBC video, YouTube)

[Ed. – I think we’ve got this one figured out for the foreseeable future.  CNN and MSNBC will keep swinging away at these softballs, of course.]

In an article on the Atlantic website, a former Obama White House staffer explains why she resigned from the Trump White House after only eight days. …

She “had to leave because it was an insult walking into this country’s most historic building every day under an administration that is working against and vilifying everything I stand for as an American and as a Muslim.”

The basic premise of the story doesn’t pass the smell test. …

Hers was the second story in less than a week in which a government official explained that they’d resigned because of Trump’s policies. Ned Price, a CIA analyst who worked at the Obama White House, authored a cri de coeur for the Washington Post to explain why his disagreements with Trump’s policies prompted him to leave government service. “To be clear,” wrote Price, “my decision had nothing to do with politics.”

What a strange coincidence that Price and Ahmed worked for the same person in the Obama White House, national security adviser for strategic communications, Ben Rhodes. In fact, they worked in the same room, outside of Rhodes’ office…

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