Always at the ready to peddle their narrative, the left quickly ate up the story of a Muslim White House employee who quit her job after eight days into President Donald Trump’s administration.
Rumana Ahmed penned an essay published in The Atlantic on Thursday revealing her reason for leaving her National Security Council job just days after the departure of former President Obama.
“The diverse White House I had worked in became a monochromatic and male bastion.” A fascinating and must-read essay https://t.co/0yYTabN4WS
— Kristen East (@kristenicoleast) February 23, 2017
Hired to work at the White House straight out of college in 2011, Ahmed documents her journey and the days leading up to her decision to quit in an essay titled, “I Was a Muslim in Trump’s White House.”
Ahmed details her “shock” at Trump’s election victory and her internal debate to stay in her position as the senior adviser to Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.
“I debated whether I should leave my job. Since I was not a political appointee, but a direct hire of the NSC, I had the option to stay,” she wrote, adding that some were actually worried for her safety in a Trump White House. “I decided that Trump’s NSC could benefit from a colored, female, hijab-wearing, American Muslim patriot.”
Her decision to quit days after Trump was sworn in and her published story were quickly circulated by the left as another tale of martyrdom under the new administration. Ahmed’s description of the new White House as a place that was “strange, appalling and disturbing” provided more fodder for the story for those like NBC’s Katy Tur.
I Was a Muslim in the Trump White House—and I Lasted Eight Days – The Atlantic https://t.co/tQz3rHGFM1
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 23, 2017
Ahmed even appeared on MSNBC to share her story.
Except there really was no story as Ahmed chose to quit her job and was not fired or placed on leave. Any number of employees who have gone through management transitions in the private sector would attest to facing the same kind of challenge as changes unfold.
Twitter users were not about to be fed the narrative the left was pushing and called out the essay’s misleading headline and tone in countless tweets.
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@kristenicoleast how many of these, I don’t like trump so I quit, essasys do we need in our lives? Seriously. Did we do this for obama?
— Ender Wiggin (@Sam_A_vito) February 24, 2017
@KatyTurNBC What a coincidence that this is 2nd story this week about a Ben Rhodes associate leaving the govt. Ho hum.
— Mme. PB (@MmePB) February 23, 2017
@kristenicoleast Right after college she lands a 6 figure job and then quits… Must be nice!
— Saint Finnbarr (@SaintFinnbarr) February 24, 2017
“I was a Muslim in President Trumps White House-I left after 8 days because it would make a nice article headline I guess”@KatyTurNBC
— OneeFam (@TheUndyingMeme) February 23, 2017
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) February 24, 2017
@KatyTurNBC She was an Obama holdover and left for her own disagreement reasons…where is the story?
— Jenifer Stevens (@JeniferStevens) February 23, 2017
@KatyTurNBC a more accurate title would be “I Quit – and I Used My Quitting to Create a Sensationalized Headline”
— John (@John_TX2GA) February 23, 2017
— Whateva (@HobsKj) February 24, 2017
— M F K (wink wink) (@MFKapp) February 23, 2017
— Hebrew Meier (@hebrewplorable) February 23, 2017
— NOT_Listening (@CreamsikleNW) February 24, 2017
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) February 24, 2017
— ResistanceisFewtile (@burlyg8r) February 23, 2017
@KatyTurNBC Seriously, with a change of administration, EVERY job is subject to change. If you don’t get that, you shouldn’t be work there
— Coach (@ruffnthesnapper) February 24, 2017
@kristenicoleast Is this supposed to evoke sympathy? This is like a gift. Please, anyone who’s on the fence, quit or suck it up.
— Ree Fungorio (@ReeFungorio) February 24, 2017
@KatyTurNBC She was serving Ben Rhodes and her own self interest. She wouldn’t have lasted in any Republican administration.
— Swappin Yarns (@Kennywooder) February 23, 2017
@kristenicoleast aaaaand the butthurt continues…
— NinjaMouse (@MooglyGoo) February 24, 2017
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