White House Tells Dissenting Diplomats 'Get With the Program' or 'Go'


White House spokesman Sean Spicer today dismissed concerns being raised by career diplomats over President Donald Trump’s new executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, telling them to “either get with the program or they can go.”

ABC News first reported this morning that dozens of American foreign service officers and other diplomats around the world were preparing to file a formal objection to the executive order, which indefinitely suspends admission of Syrian refugees to the U.S. and temporarily freezes all other refugee resettlement in the U.S. and immigration from those seven nations.

Scores of additional foreign service officers could sign onto the memo before it’s transmitted to Washington, although the time frame for filing is not known.

Use of dissent memos is so serious that in 1995 then–Secretary of State Warren…



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