• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.

Yet another Trump appointee ...

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by JackRT, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

    +11,646
    Canada
    Freethinker
    Married
    Kelly Craft, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become ambassador to the United Nations, was grilled by a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday about why she was absent from her post in Canada more than 300 days over 19 months. Absent 52% of the time. This is an insult to both Canada and the citizens of the U.S.A.

    U.S. ambassador to Canada pressed by senators on more than 300 days of absences
     
    • Informative Informative x 3
    • List
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

    +2,613
    United States
    Episcopalian
    Single
    US-Others
    Why does Trump have a habit of appointing unqualified people to important government posts .SMH
     
  3. SarahsKnight

    SarahsKnight Jesus Christ is this Knight's truth.

    +6,635
    United States
    Christian
    Single
    Because experience and a fraction of dedication are for losers.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  4. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Newbie

    +9,032
    Other Religion
    His supporters don't demand excellence.
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  5. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

    +2,613
    United States
    Episcopalian
    Single
    US-Others
    :sigh:
     
  6. Hank77

    Hank77 Well-Known Member Supporter

    +9,288
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Married
    US-Others
    Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn himself from consideration as Defense Sec'ty.
     
  7. archer75

    archer75 Well-Known Member Supporter

    +3,320
    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    Married
    It takes one to appoint one?
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  8. Aryeh Jay

    Aryeh Jay Veteran Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

    +7,404
    United States
    Married
    I always thought that Canada understood it’s position and place in the world and did not need the United States Ambassador to ensure they follow our instructions and to babysit them 100% of the time like the unruly countries of the world. Apparently Canada needs more adult supervision.
     
  9. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

    +2,613
    United States
    Episcopalian
    Single
    US-Others
    Why should Canada put up with an unqualified person just because the job isn’t difficult
     
  10. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

    +11,646
    Canada
    Freethinker
    Married
    Part of the job description of an ambassador is to keep your finger on the pulse of the nation to which you were assigned --- political, economic, military, social, etc. I would much rather have a professional in the diplomatic service be an ambassador than one appointed as a political favour.
     
  11. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Newbie

    +9,032
    Other Religion
    As sad as it sounds, there is a *loooong* tradition (like, dating back to the early days of the country) of appointing otherwise-unqualified rich people to cushy ambassadorships in nations where there isn't a lot of tension. In fact, there's some argument that being rich is, itself, a qualification since these diplomats are expected to throw a lot of fancy parties that would be unfeasible for anybody living on a typical government salary.
     
  12. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

    +11,646
    Canada
    Freethinker
    Married
    I am aware of that practice. What worries me is that Trump has nominated her for the UN ambassadorship. That post is one of the most important and perhaps the most demanding of any ambassador. Ms. Craft's track record in Canada hardly qualifies her.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  13. Go Braves

    Go Braves On semi-hiatus here. Y'all take care.

    +7,220
    United States
    Catholic
    In Relationship
    US-Republican
    No Secretary of Defense after Donald has cranked up tensions in the Middle East, is treating the possibility of war like it's just some cliffhanger for a TV show. Shows up fresh from the tanning bed to give out teasers about it.

    No Homeland Security Director
    No ICE Director
    No Secret Service Director
    No Air Force Secretary
    No FEMA Director - right at the start of hurricane season, wildfire season
    No Communications Director
    No White House Chief of Staff

    To boot we've got a Secretary of Education who doesn't have a degree in education, doesn't have a lick of experience teaching, has proven to be totally incompetent, but hey she's rich & her brother is a war monger buddy of Donald's. We've got a Secretary of Transportation who has raised deep ethical concerns.

    Jeepers. It's almost like a hostile foreign government directly interfered in our election to intentionally cripple our national leadership.
     
  14. Aryeh Jay

    Aryeh Jay Veteran Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

    +7,404
    United States
    Married
    And you have the Loyal Republican Party and all the Republicans in Congress and the Senate to thank for this miracle of politics. It is a great time to be alive!!!!!!!
     
  15. Fantine

    Fantine Dona Quixote Supporter

    +6,457
    Catholic
    Married
    US-Democrat
    Golfing at Mar a Lago perhaps?

    But I don't think Trump wants to leave the UN. He owns the apartment building across the street where all his buddies from Russia, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, and other countries led by the dictators he admires live. He probably has campaign donation boxes at the door and rent surcharges to finance his rallies.
     
  16. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

    +2,736
    Anglican
    Single
    US-Green
    It gets better then that. We don't have a Deputy Secretary of Defense, and since the Secretary of the Army is Acting Secretary of Defense, we don't have a Secretary of the Army. ANd that's just Defense. We also don't have a Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, a Undersecretary for National Protection and Program, a Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, a US Ambassador to Mexico, DEA Administrator, and who knows what else. And these are positions that haven't even had nominations made yet, so you can't blame Democrats for stonewalling.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  17. Albion

    Albion Facilitator

    +19,868
    Anglican
    Married
    Apparently this is nothing new.

    Out of America: Many ambassadors are missing - and where is the
     
  18. Go Braves

    Go Braves On semi-hiatus here. Y'all take care.

    +7,220
    United States
    Catholic
    In Relationship
    US-Republican
    Lmbo. The article is from 1993. 1993 folks. 1993. It's also important to note that it's from summer of 1993, when President Clinton had only been in office for less than half a year. Your article is sympathetic towards President Clinton, points out that it's not unusual for there to be so many unfilled positions at that stage of an administration. Donald has been in office for two and a half years. Also important to note that President Clinton still had filled more roles at that stage in his administration than Donald midway through his. Great article to highlight the level of incompetence we are seeing in this administration. Also important to note that some ambassadorships are a heck of a lot more crucial than others.

    MAPPED: THE ABSENT AMBASSADORS
    Khashoggi ordeal spotlights staffing gap at embassies around the world.



    Now if it were only a matter of Donald's incompetence with ambassador appointees, that'd be one thing, but numerous vital positions are only filled in an acting capacity. To boot he's picked incredibly unqualified folks for vital positions, like Betsy DeVos.
     
  19. Aryeh Jay

    Aryeh Jay Veteran Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

    +7,404
    United States
    Married
  20. Kentonio

    Kentonio Well-Known Member

    +3,327
    France
    Atheist
    Single
    Are those paid for personally by the ambassador? I always just assumed it was considered a diplomatic expense.
     
Loading...