Trump Bullying, Scapegoating Is Decimating U.S. Foreign Service | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Greg Miller, national security reporter for the Washington Post, discusses how federal workers in U.S. foreign service struggle to carry on with their duties in the toxic environment on the Trump administration, and how well-meaning officials who thought they could guide Trump are actually making the situation worse. Aired on 12/26/19.
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Trump Bullying, Scapegoating Is Decimating U.S. Foreign Service | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

83 Comments on "Trump Bullying, Scapegoating Is Decimating U.S. Foreign Service | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. #Trumpeachment2020


  2. At least we know now who are the Republicans that are on the side of Russia

  3. Trump’s narrow Presidential victory and 2018 midterm loss do not represent a broad mandate for what most of the country (see polls) consider as borderline sociopathic policies and criminal proclivities. The impeachment is unsurprising, justified and not nearly enough.

    • Indeed. Looking at it from abroad (Europe / NATO), the US cannot be trusted anymore. We have come to realize that there is no “leader of the free world” anymore. If you do not remove him from office, the US will not recover this trust and this position for a long time. Probably never.

    • Tessmage Tessera | December 27, 2019 at 3:46 AM | Reply

      A mandate..? Hardly. Only 27% of registered voters actually voted for Trump in 2016. He managed to win thanks to the smallest electoral college victory in history.


  4. Those who have Honor will do their duty, those without Honor will attack the honorable. Eyes Open America we must root out the corruption of money in politics.

  5. Make Racists Afraid Again | December 27, 2019 at 2:46 AM | Reply

    Impeached, Space Cadet Bone Spurs is a Russian Asset.

    • You are racist and afraid to admit it, The air force is crazy as well right? LOL! Only a bird can fly? I could NOT conclude Trump committed a crime! – Robert Mueller!

    • @Bud Fudlacker Mueller specifically said that the only reason the dotard was not indicted is a DOJ policy against indicting a sitting president…he also pointed out ten instances of obstruction committed by Trump. Concerning the Ukraine phone call and other matters Trump should come clean if that is at all possible. Release the full transcript from the secret server…release his taxes as he said he would….release the full Mueller report…then and only then would I be willing to give any credence to anything coming from this WH …remember that Trump is the same man who stole money from students using a fake university and paid back 25million the very week of his inauguration….Trump recently was ordered to pay back 2million he stole from his charity which was shut down for fraud…it really amazes me how anyone could place any trust or confidence in a known conman…ignorance or stupidity ?

    • @Bud Fudlackeris a bogus site.

    • @Philip Clarke Well said!

    • How could you stand to look at that mug as your profile?

  6. Give the world a New Year free of the golfing, tweeting covfefe snorting disaster, USA.


    • Your words to God’s ear.

    • It aint over til its over

    • @Dave Schultz MAGA = More Asshats Getting Arrested

    • @kerryn67 Mama told you to stop eating out of the kitty litter box. You’re scaring the cat and you’re going to spoil your dinner. And please get back in your cage, you have left a boom-boom on the rug again. There’s a good boy, now take your meds and put your pants back on. Go to sleep; you can count the red-hat sheep jumping over the cliff to justice and their grisly doom. You’ll join them soon.

  7. ‘United we stand, divided we fall’ …this is NOT TRUE at the WH administration.

    • Are you sure alot of leaving and firing goes on in that tainted house that once belonged to the people taken over by liars money launderers child molesters and traffickers according to reports non Christian who spout scripture but do not live it who have sold their soul and dignity. They say there are more vehicles (bodies) than souls so the devil will collect the souls of the weak for a cheap price, and it’s not hard to see those who have given theres up.

  8. Well now the Republican Party is the champion of Putin’s foreign policy. And Trump is carrying it out to the letter.

    • You swallowed mad cow whole!

    • Really explain to me how Trump is carrying out Putin foreign policy or are you just running off at the mouth that that’s what I thought

    • birdlynn hubbard | December 27, 2019 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      Weaklings. They are all renegades.

    • David Skeffington | December 27, 2019 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      The Republicans with power are at war with the majority. If it seems they are using the Russians in the same way as Mr. Trump himself does it’s because they are. They will say the Russians are an adversary but then Hitler made a non-aggression pact with Stalin until he felt he had consolidated power in a European dictatorship. Then he switched.

  9. Matthew Mcdonald | December 27, 2019 at 3:13 AM | Reply

    Why is no one talking about the all GOP crew visit to the Kremlin on the 4th July 2018?

    • @IncognitoTorpedo All were reported by reputable media sources and most admitted by the people involved. Certainly better evidence than the Dems provided for impeachment. Believe what you want, it’s not up to me to convince you, you need to research with an open mind and come to your own conclusions. I know that will be difficult for you.

    • The Putinlicans were summoned to HQ to receive more gerrymander and voter suppression training. Also, to receive their ‘attaboy , head pats’ for successfully stealing a Supreme Court seat from Judge Garland and giving it to Judge Gorsuch!

    • @tony swabbs Wow, so many leftist lies in such a short post. Convince me any of that is true and I will publicly credit you here.

    • @John Kidd ….but ‘wadda’ about the emails etc etc?? ….. deflection is the Trump/GOP/Trumpist way.

    • @pittarak1 No, deflection is the left’s tactic. Always accuse the other side of what you are doing yourself. Why did Obama not investigate Russian collusion? Why did Obama invoke executive privilege 31 times? Why did Obama not answer subpoenas for Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Uranium One, Clinton Foundation, Clinton emails, IRS-Lois Lerner, DOJ- Loretta Lynch, etc, etc. 8 years of corruption, obstruction, criminal activity and now they want to impeach Trump with no crime specified using an unfair, illegal and unconstitutional process. Now they have their House vote they can use it as a smear but will never take it to the Senate where they will be ridiculed by the Senate and Supreme Court for their tactics. As Professor Turley said, There is an abuse of authority and obstruction of congress occurring, but it is Pelosi, Schiff and Democrats doing it.

  10. BigBadLoneWolf | December 27, 2019 at 3:17 AM | Reply

    they never believed in the services to start with , to them , they were just a talking point . if they truly for the rule of law, they would of at least reigned in trump after the first day , when he claimed the biggest inauguration crown in history. they let him get away with telling lies , untruths and disinformation, from day 1. the GOP must take responsibility for the monster they created .

  11. Lindsay Graham comes to mind.

  12. Only the idealogues will remain and they are clearly lacking in competency.

  13. Americans please elect someone else next year, the rest of the world will not survive intact another 4 years of King Donald l bizarro reign!

  14. I’m VERY worried about the 2020 election. Why? I’m worried about Ivanka’s 16 new trademarks she received from China. One of those trademarks is for “VOTING MACHINES”! Would YOU trust those voting machines? How could someone get these machines checked in each state? Who would one contact about this?

    • @Pub Comrad – Just why should you be worried, be happy. You pay those tariffs and not China. China could care less. They have more devastating power by placing tariffs on our farm goods in their country. It’s already put our farmers in a bind and the government is subsidizing them. Yep, the government is using your tax dollar to pay the farmers for their losses do to China placing tariffs on their products.

    • @Charlotte Colon-Dupree use a tampon

    • Charlotte Colon-Dupree | December 27, 2019 at 4:11 PM | Reply

      @Shawn Corbin 😂😂sorry no can do man. Perhaps you need to use one💁

    • @Vlad Impaler drupf 20 20..for for treason and corruption..say no to putins baitch

  15. Trump respects absolutely no one and nothing, morals is nothing he practice and the doj being lead by Barr as head with no morals himself well that should tell us a lot given the fact that Barr cares about nothing but to protect trump period.

    • @flugsven
      Just incase you don’t believe me.
      This is sondlands testimony when he says that not a single person in the world told him that aid was connected to the investigations.

    • @flugsven 3- that is an unsubstantiated claim from an anonymous source. No one actually testified to that during the hearings.

    • Will Peyton 1) Our side said she had a reputation of being “untouchable”. When she was fired her boss told her she had done Nothing wrong.
      2) I didn’t ask about withholding aid. I asked about ANY other corruption Trump had been interested in investigating. Any at all. He actually claimed once such issues was none of his business. It’s only his business if he can soil the name Biden, funny enough
      And yes President Zelenskyy felt pressure. Of course he wouldn’t say it on teve. It would be like exposing his throat to the wolf, Russia.
      Put he admitted that much on meetings. He didn’t wanna meddle in US domestic issues. And if he really felt no pressure- why did he cancel the appearence on CNN as soon as the issue become public? The one where he would have announced his bogus investigations?
      Sondland claimed in his testimony he didn’t know. That he was the only one (yeh, right!) that didn’t know that Burisma meant the Bidens.
      3) Sondland hinted that much.

      You need to detatch your brain to find Trumps defence reasonable. There’s , at least to me, Always a “but??” .
      It simply just doesn’t add up!

    • Striking Rememberance | December 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM | Reply

      @flugsven you have very solid arguments, but it doesn’t matter. These people have spent four years and a ton of energy belittling and abusing anyone that disagrees and writing them off as mentally ill and less than human. Trump will be in prison and they’ll be planning a revolution to break him out because the people that have clinged to him in this manner are the same types to have too much pride to admit they were fooled and that they should be ashamed for the way they’ve behaved. It would literally be easier for them to go so far as to attempt an actual coup, be arrested for terrorism, and spend their lives believing themselves to be martyrs than to admit that they were wrong.

    • Striking Rememberance My kids usally sigh “Don’t feed the trolls, mum!” 😊

  16. Any career people are never supposed to plea loyalty to any president, they are people who work for the us people not a monarch

    • Public defenders are that of america… not any president.

    • You mean Princess Trump? 🙂

    • Rosa Moreno. Because many career people are NOT professing fealty to the President is why they are getting fired by the President. All that will be left in another term will be Trump and his loyalists. In other words, a dictatorship. Trump is demolishing the existing government and replacing it with personal allies. Voting will be meaningless, as it is now in so many countries.

  17. Lorraine Mayberry | December 27, 2019 at 4:01 AM | Reply

    Let’s be clear, Steve Bannon would still be in this administration if he hadn’t gone after Trump’s kids

  18. earlene wallace | December 27, 2019 at 4:02 AM | Reply

    The only Enemy of The People is Trump 💗🇺🇸🗽

    • trainwreck told ya | December 27, 2019 at 7:01 PM | Reply

      The enemy of my people is the fake news media.

    • trainwreck told ya | December 27, 2019 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      @carmen patricia conde fierro nationalism is something worth fomenting. Globalism doesn’t work for rural working class people. We see a demon in globalism like you see in nationalism. They have been protesting and rioting in France for over a year because globalist policies are making it where the working class can’t survive. Not everyone can learn to code and if they did who would grow your food?

    • Preston Elliott-Moore | December 27, 2019 at 8:34 PM | Reply

      trainwreck told ya Define “Fake News”

    • trainwreck told ya | December 27, 2019 at 8:48 PM | Reply

      @Preston Elliott-Moore I don’t have to “define” it smart guy. You know exactly what I’m talking about. Fu€k your leftwing definitions. Your cultural Marxist words and definitions are made up just like I make them up.

  19. The radical rogue operation actually taking place is in the White House with co-conspirator GOP.

  20. ASeasonedWitch | December 27, 2019 at 7:42 AM | Reply

    The answer is quite simple:


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