Deep State Strikes Again: Forces Out Pro-Trump State Dept. Adviser Kiron Skinner — Outspoken Critic of Failed Democrat Policies in Black Community and Abroad
Deep State Strikes Again…
The State Department fired pro-Trump adviser Kiron Skinner this week.
Skinner was a first of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s small circle of influential aides to leave the State Department.
Several State Department officials threatened to quit if Kiron Skinner was not removed from office.
So the State Department fired her.
Skinner is an outspoken critic of Democrat policy in the US and abroad.
Kiron Skinner, the director of Policy Planning, was told Thursday that she was being dismissed, a Trump administration official said. A senior State Department official also confirmed the firing, saying that several members of Skinner’s staff had threatened to quit if she wasn’t removed.
Two other State Department officials said Skinner acted unprofessionally in multiple ways, including yelling in public spaces and using homophobic language. She retaliated against employees by kicking them out of their offices and even alleged that some people were having affairs, the two officials said.
“It was an abuse of authority,” one of them said.
Skinner did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday, but high-profile diplomats and academics issued statements of support on her behalf.
Former Secretary of State George Shultz described her as a “first-class scholar” who “adheres steadfastly to the principles of honesty and integrity.”
The historian Niall Ferguson said he was disappointed to hear of her departure and has “never known her to be anything but cool, calm and collected.”
Skinner was an outspoken critic of failed Democrat policies in the black community.
And Skinner was a staunch supporter of President Trump and critic of Hillary Clinton.