Trump Appointee Cites ‘Matter Of Conscience’ In Resigning Over Trump Federal Worker Order

Trump Appointee Cites 'Matter Of Conscience' In Resigning Over Trump Federal Worker Order 1


Rachel Maddow reports on the resignation of Donald Trump appointee Ronald Sanders over changes Donald Trump is making to remove protections and politicize the federal workforce. Unlike others who left the Trump administration without comment, Dr. Sanders has made his protest clear. Aired on 10/26/2020.
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Trump Appointee Cites 'Matter Of Conscience' In Resigning Over Trump Federal Worker Order

87 Comments on "Trump Appointee Cites ‘Matter Of Conscience’ In Resigning Over Trump Federal Worker Order"

  1. trump isn’t just running for president, he’s also running from prison

    • @Jordi Nagel Ja,dis die waarheid 😆
      I’m SA English but my Afrikaans is passable

    • Quiet Reprisal | October 27, 2020 at 2:40 PM | Reply

      ☻ “Democrats didn’t care when Madonna said she had thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Kathy Griffin posed with a mock severed head of President Trump. ☻ Democrats didn’t care when a Broadway Play depicted the assassination of President Trump.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Johnny Depp said, “how long has been since an actor assassinated a President”.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Snoop Dog and Eminem made music videos about assassinating President Trump.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when dozens of people were shot to death at a Jason Aldean concert.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Congressman Steve Scalise was shot by a far-left Democrat and nearly died at a baseball game.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Robert De Niro said “somebody needs to take out Trump”.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Carole Cook said “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Republican candidate Rudy Peters was attacked by a man with a switchblade.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when a Republican Party Office was set on fire.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Eric Holder said “When they go low, we kick ‘em” and “we just have to brainwash people.”
      (Both statements on VIDEO.)
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Trump’s family members received suspicious packages in the mail.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Secretary of Defense James Mattis received death threats.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Maxine Waters said “you get up in their face at the mall, in restaurants, at gasoline stations and you tell them Republicans they’re not welcomed anywhere”.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Sarah Sanders and her family were harassed at a restaurant, instructed to leave, and chased down the street.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed and chased out of a Mexican restaurant.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s life was threatened and he was chased out of a restaurant.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Attorney General Pam Bondi was harassed and chased out of a theatre.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Rand Paul was attacked and beaten up in his own yard.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when two Republican senators: Rob Portman of Ohio and John Boozman of Arkansas were harassed in their own yards and on their own doorsteps.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when a 71-year-old female staffer for California Rep. Dana Rohrbacher was knocked unconscious by an angry group of liberal protesters.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when a North Carolina GOP office was firebombed by an angry mob of liberals.
      ☻ Democrats didn’t care when Hillary Clinton said “we can’t be civil to Republicans until Democrats return to power”.
      ☻ Maxine Waters “push back..push back” when you see these people….
      ☻☻☻☻ For OVER 3 1/2 YEARS Democrats have encouraged hate, harassment, vandalism, acts of violence, and even threats of assassination.

    • @Kelvin Walker oh yeah, I’d forgotten that Tolkien was born there…
      Out of curiosity, does that make German easier for you to understand?

    • @Jordi Nagel Tiny bits. Dutch much more. My ex was a proper goose stepping kraut,and I mean that in the nicest possible way without being nice 😆. Let’s just say she likes control. I have two sons with EU citizenship through her. She lives in Vienna, so it’s cool for them travel wise. Right now she’s bomarding me with alternate doctors Covid findings. Surprising how many there are frankly and their analysis of the legitimacy of the Covid test is pretty intriguing. She’s trying to hook me up with lawyers worldwide to bring a class action suit,but frankly I’ve had enough of Covid for the foreseeable future. Kinda worrying that various health organizations are trying to factor it into equations until 2025. I think the truth of the matter is that it may be here to stay so we may be forced to accept a new reality or agree to subjugate ourselves to the state a la China. Covid and freedom of movement are mutually exclusive.

    • QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,_ | October 27, 2020 at 4:46 PM | Reply

      @rj hlomes
      My Brother spitting straight LOGIC👇
      🇺🇸🇺🇸TRUMP 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸
      Queens, NY

  2. Decency doesn’t exist under Trump

    • @Dave You need to wake up from the wet dream you are having & face reality…Trump is destroying America just like he does with everything or anyone he gets involved with

    • @OSKA Joe Biden (who dated Jill Biden when she was married) won’t even acknowledge the existence of his own grandchild…the child of the stripper Hunter impregnated then threw in the street…[Maury Povich voice] paternity tests prove…HE IS THE FATHER!” That’s such a decent and respectable brood.

    • @R Dub Sheeit man you really have got the cockwobbles…Biden’s been married for 43 years to Jill & the so called affair was never proven. Hunter Biden has just agreed to permanent child support after giving it on a temporary basis since the the baby was born…Try again

    • QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,_ | October 27, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      A Typical Clueless Liberal.👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
      They have to lie to themselves in order to justify their moronic decision to support the most corrupt career politician in History!!
      How do you people look at yourselves in the mirror knowing full well your wrong?
      How does it feel to keep losing?🤣
      🇺🇸🇺🇸TRUMP 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸
      Queens, NY

    • QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,_ | October 27, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      Here’s the mind set of a Typical Liberal –
      “A coyote is way to small to carry a child across the border! Bad Orange man lied to us”!!
      Still LMFAO😂🤣
      Nuff said!!!
      Save you comments. I can just watch Fake News to hear what your about to parrot 🐦!!
      🇺🇸🇺🇸TRUMP 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸
      Queens, NY

  3. Dr Sanders has integrity, which is why he can’t stay in the Trump Administration.

  4. Big Ern Mahkracken | October 27, 2020 at 3:21 AM | Reply

    And repugnants don’t even blink an eye, the GOP is criminal. Go blue !

  5. The Republicans in this administration are enabling a dictatorship….it’s not just Trump.

  6. no need to resign…just go and vote Trump out.

    Don’t allow Trump steal the election again? Your vote matters!

  8. Lynette Patton | October 27, 2020 at 3:34 AM | Reply

    Trump wants a federal robot army of flunkies at his disposal.

  9. *_Running from prison, not for president._*

  10. The World Leaders are all doing their Best to control the Pandemic except for our Stupid Leader.. What so Great about him? He just doesn’t care.. He just mocking others.. He just blaming others.. He just kidding.. He just lying.. He is just a loser… He just can’t stop destroying America….

    • @t henderson Follow the approach of Australia, NZ and other countries who have fought the pandemic (and currently winning).

    • Europe is having a higher surge and more deaths than the US. Tells you there is no control anywhere in the world.

    • @vic reichle absolutely false. Look at the results other countries got with proper leadership. Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Vietnam, New Zealand and Taiwan are excellent examples, while our response here in the US is among the worst in the world.

    • @vic reichle sheila doesn’t know this if she watches CNN and MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, etc.

    • @t henderson I don’t care who you watch. They all say the same thing except for Fox news. Believe as you will.

  11. Mike Galbraith | October 27, 2020 at 3:44 AM | Reply

    The corruption of the Trump regime is unbounded, it is a criminal enterprise.

  12. Michael Ulbricht | October 27, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    I don’t think this is going to be the last person in the White House to resign because their “conscience” won’t tolerate it…Vote ByeDone!

    • @Frédéric Slimane You are not wrong – he’s hoping the next tenant will give him back his old job.

      He should be attainted like everyone else in that administration.

    • Multimillionaire Tony Bobulinski – a life-long Democrat financier- tells-all about his direct experience with dealing with the Bidens. All Americans should watch the interview and decide for themselves what this means.

      Biden’s are corrupt and sold the USA to the Chinese Communist Party for their own personal interests WHILE Joe Biden was the VP of our country. Why is MSNBC not reporting on this? why the total silence?

    • Michael Ulbricht | October 27, 2020 at 11:01 PM | Reply

      @John Fr. I suggest that the American people should be careful when listening to anything Tucker Carlson has to say. Also, Don’s Chinese bank account was just revealed, and that is the truth. Here’s a more “moderate” take on this guy.

    • @Michael Ulbricht It deosnt matter what Tucker says. Listen to Bobulinski, a rich financier the Bidens HIRED to setup a company in China! He gives the interview to clear his name; not for money.
      At the very least, why is Joe Biden lying to the American public about his involvement with his brother/son’s business dealings while he was VP? #bobulinski

      And Trump was a business person, he had business delaings all over the world, but that was BEFORE he was President. Joe Biden was involved in his brother business dealings WHILE he was VP of our country. Big difference don’t your think?

  13. Alexis Mitchell | October 27, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    Oh, so that’s what a patriot in this administration looks like.

  14. YAAAAAS..
    Stand Up to the Demon.

  15. “There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying” (Bacon).
    We know that Trump and his GOP have given up on trying to protect Americans from COVID, but we can be grateful for the small lights of R. Sanders in the midst of a Trumpian and GOP darkness!

  16. Trump: I am not a successful self-made billionaire, I just played one on TV.

  17. Sorry, but he is just laundering his name before the election. Too late, should have done it earlier.

    • Josephine Bournes | October 27, 2020 at 11:49 AM | Reply

      Better late than never

    • K

    • He did it in response to an order issued a few days ago.

    • @Fredrick Anthony Sounds like he was tired of just going along to get along with the president who hired him but this was trump going a step too far. It would have been more in line with most of our thinking to have never wanted to work for trump in any capacity but there were a lot of people sucked in by him. This one has finally woke up and said I cannot do this any more. Takes a bit of guts to quit a well paying job during a pandemic when there are not a lot of positions waiting to be filled. Especially if your resume will show that you worked as part of a criminal operation for the last couple of years.

  18. This is a person to be admired. Someone who didn’t wait until they had a farewell party then came out and said how terrible it was. He said “I cannot in good conscience continue.” This gives me great hope.

    • How come he had no conscious before? When federal workers were told they HAD to work, with no pay during the shutdown. He was ok with that? But a few days before the election he jumps ship? Seems like something trying to save his ‘name’.

    • yes

  19. The worse are yet to come.this a very serious and dark times.

  20. And tRump has the NERVE to call Biden comunist ?????? It was the SOVIET comunist party that DEMANDED ABSOLUT LOYALTY !!!!

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