Oh boy. Now Gordon Sondland has also been fired from his post as the ambassador to the United Nations.
NEW: Trump fires Sondland. “I was advised today that the President intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,” Sondland said in a statement. https://t.co/NZPc6a9ZK3
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) February 7, 2020
JUST IN: U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland says in a statement that Trump intends to recall him from his position pic.twitter.com/u2oVDsZvjF
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) February 7, 2020
That’s in addition to Vindman being walked out of the White House building earlier today, and removed from the National Security Council.
People are already freaking out and comparing it to the Saturday Night Massacre:
Trump’s retribution against Vindman, Sondland, and even Vindman’s brother is outrageous and vile. This is how tin-pot dictators act. These are the stakes in November.
— Eugene Robinson (@Eugene_Robinson) February 7, 2020
BUT, to be fair, it’s not like Sondland was some liberal mole who was put in there by the deep state. The administration literally gave him that post after he donated a million dollars to the Trump inaugural. But regardless of what he was, it’s clear that the president is cleaning house…