Target: President-elect Donald Trump.
Goal: Protect America’s diplomacy from Donald Trump’s rash decisions.
President-elect Donald Trump, in a completely unprecedented move, has ordered Barack Obama’s ambassadors to foreign countries to resign their posts on January 20th of this year, with no grace period and no time to choose new ambassadors. This will leave the United States without envoys in countries such as Germany and Britain, plus it forces ambassadors and their families to find new places to live in America on very short notice.
This is quite possibly one of the worst things Trump could do after we have spent the last eight years establishing good relations with other countries. Trump has already brought out the worst in the already dangerous Vladimir Putin and has announced his intention to block Mexican trade from America. To force Obama’s ambassadors from their positions without giving them any grace period goes completely against tradition and the rules of diplomacy.
We cannot let Donald Trump stomp all over our rules of diplomacy like this. We must allow Obama’s ambassadors the time needed to step down, as well as enough time for America to choose new ambassadors. Foreign relations are very important, especially in this day and age. Sign this petition to demand Donald Trump rescind this decision.
Dear Mr. Trump,
Your orders to Barack Obama’s ambassadors to leave their positions immediately on Inauguration Day is unreasonable and goes against our country’s long-standing rules; by forcing the ambassadors to leave so soon you are leaving America without envoys in countries such as Britain and Germany. This is not good for foreign relations, which we have worked very hard to build over the past eight years. In addition, it is not fair to the ambassadors’ families, forced to quickly find homes in America when such a process can take months.
The tradition of diplomacy in America is extremely important. If you are going to be our country’s leader for the next four years, you must have respect for our diplomatic rules and regulations. Rescind this order immediately so as not to jostle the delicate balance of America’s foreign relations.
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