Trump defends firing Obama appointee Yovanovitch after leaked audio tape: ‘I make no bones about it’

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President Trump: I had every right to fire former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an Obama appointee, since her job was to carry out my policies — not promote her own. (screenshot)

President Trump defended his decision to fire Marie Yovanovitch, a former ambassador to the Ukraine who was appointed by Democrat Barack Obama. Why? Because every president has the right to hire and fire ambassadors of his own choosing to carry out his foreign-policy goals.

Trump was reacting to a leaked audio recording of him allegedly ordering Yovanovitch’s firing. The audio was recorded during a fundraiser dinner in April 2018 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Keep in mind that Joe Biden didn’t announce his candidacy until April 2019.

In the leaked audio, President Trump allegedly said: “Get rid of her! Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it.”

Marie Yovanovitch was openly hostile to Trump (who’s her boss) and was reportedly corrupt, so why shouldn’t he have fired her? Especially since Trump can fire her for any reason because all political appointees “serve at the pleasure of the President.”

In response to the contrived leftist uproar, President Trump told Fox News: “I am not a fan of that ambassador. She wouldn’t put my picture up. She was an Obama appointee. I make no bones about it. I have every right — I want ambassadors that are chosen by me. I have a right to hire and fire ambassadors.”

Ambassadors and federal departments are required to hang a portrait of the sitting U.S. president in their offices. This was done under Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and every other president.

Because of the large number of suspected Deep-State operatives in the federal government, some offices did not hang President Trump’s portrait for more than a year after he took office.


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The Left and their media minions are slamming President Trump for firing Marie Yovanovitch while ignoring the fact that he has the right to fire her. No one trashed Obama when he fired almost all of George W. Bush’s political appointees before he took office.

The Washington Post reported in December 2008: “The incoming Obama administration has notified all politically-appointed ambassadors that they must vacate their posts as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office.”

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson said the Democrats’ sham, partisan impeachment of Trump is really a power struggle over a policy disagreement.

“This isn’t really about a phone call that Donald Trump once made to Ukraine,” Carlson said. “It’s actually a policy disagreement.”

Tucker said career politicians who got rich and fat for decades being paid by foreign lobbyists are merely upset that Trump will end the gravy train.

“Trump said things that, until then, no major Republican candidate had been willing to say out loud. He called the Iraq war, for example, ‘a big fat mistake.’

He said America ought to reach an agreement with Russia rather than fighting proxy wars against them. He called the trillions of dollars we spent in the Middle East a waste.”

Permanent Washington was enraged that Trump violated neocon orthodoxy by criticizing Middle Eastern wars and promising to de-escalate tensions with Russia. Nothing he has done before or since has made them angrier than that did.”

It was a direct threat to their ideas and to their paycheck. So they decided to make sure he could never make good on those promises. Adam Schiff conceded as much in his closing comments today.


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Carlson continued:

“Trump’s real sin, Schiff explained, was questioning military aid to Ukraine. Why? Because it is America’s duty to remain on the brink of war with Russia forever and indefinitely.”

Schiff said, ‘If we had not supported Ukraine in 2014, there is no question it would have invited further Russian adventurism in Ukraine and perhaps elsewhere in the heart of Europe. It would have weakened our allies and exposed U.S. troops stationed in Europe to greater danger.’

How exactly is this the impeachment we were promised? Wasn’t it supposed to be about the abuse of power and the contempt of Congress? How did we get to the part where Russia invades Belgium?

Trump got the nomination and then won. But Washington still has not recovered from the shock and rather than learn from the result, they doubled down. They blamed the defeat on Russian Facebook ads that nobody saw. And in response to those ads that nobody saw, they’re demanding that America risk war with the world’s largest nuclear power.

The European Union has almost four times as many people as Russia does. Its economy is more than 10 times as large. Russian troops haven’t made it to Europe in 75 years and they won’t be coming anytime soon. They can’t.

If the Europeans were worried about a Russian invasion, they’d build an army to protect themselves. They haven’t done that because they’re not worried.

We’ve mocked Adam Schiff many times in the show and we hope to in the future. But on this matter, we’re deadly serious. If this guy’s public statements reflect what he actually believes, he is dangerous to the country for real.”

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