Top four US foreign service officers abruptly resign
The four most senior management officials of the US State Department announced Thursday morning that they are resigning from their jobs as well as from the country's civil service in protest of the presidency of Donald Trump. The foreign service officers who stepped down are Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's deputy Patrick Kennedy, Asst. Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Asst. Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond, and Office of Foreign Missions Director Gentry O. Smith. Tillerson, who assumed his post only three days ago, had yet to comment.