Posted: 2:08 am ET
We’re late on this but a couple weeks back, Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper sat down with former members of the State Department to discuss President Trump’s proposed budget cuts and his approach to diplomacy. Well, this is supposed to be funny but we’re crying, and not from laughing our heads off.
The former employees include two former press officers (Meaghan Monfort and Sri Kulkarni who is running for Congress in Texas and just advanced to the runoffs), David Rank (most recently CDA in Beijing), Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley (f0rmer U.S. Ambassador to Malta), Tom Countryman (former U/Secretary of State), and Michele Bond (former A/S for Consular Affairs).
Tonight (Feb 21) you can see me briefly, with several esteemed State Dept colleagues, on @TheOpposition on Comedy Central, right after the Daily Show.
— Thomas M. Countryman (@TMCountryman) February 21, 2018
Trimming the Fat – State Department Edition https://t.co/AiSdNEGRnS via @comedycentral
Thanks @TheOpposition for highlighting our diplomatic decline. America must lead with diplomacy!
— Richard Boucher (@RABoucher) February 22, 2018