President Donald Trump’s Ambassador to Russia is calling it quits. Jon Huntsman, one of the few in the upper echelons of the Trump administration not considered to be a right wing extremist, has decided to resign.
“Huntsman’s time in Russia was marked by a now-infamous 2018 news conference with Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which Trump refused to condemn Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” HuffPost reports.
“I hold both countries responsible,” Trump told reporters when asked whether he held Russia accountable for anything in particular. “I think the United States has been foolish,” he said. “I think we’ve all been foolish. I think we’re all to blame.”
Huntsman, who has served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia since October of 2017, is well-known to many Americans. He has served in every presidential administration since Reagan, and served as President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to China.
Ambassador Huntsman was previously also Utah’s Governor Huntsman, and ran for the Republican nomination for President in 2012.
Huntsman man be considering another run for governor. He will step down effective October 3.
“American citizenship is a privilege and I believe the most basic responsibility in return is service to country,” Huntsman says in his resignation letter (below), published by the Salt Lake Tribune. “To that end, I am honored by the trust you have placed in me as the United States ambassador to Russia during this historically difficult period in bilateral relations.”
‘They love the meanest parts of him’: Conservative writer explains why evangelical Christians stick with Trump
Ben Howe, a conservative writer and evangelical Christian who refuses to support Donald Trump, explained why fellow evangelicals continue to back the president despite his decidedly ungodly behavior.
Speaking with the Atlantic’s Emma Green about his new book The Immoral Majority, Howe — whose evangelical bona fides include attending pastor Jerry Falwell’s church as a kid — described evangelicals’ support for Trump, insisting “they love the meanest parts of him.”
‘Mental midget’ Stephen Miller absolutely demolished in MSNBC blast at Trump’s ‘misfit’ advisers
Given the opportunity to discuss two profiles on White House adviser Stephen Miller -- published by the Washington Post and the New York Times late Saturday -- Democratic consultant Don Calloway jumped in with both feet to trash the man he called a "mental midget"."
Asked p on MSNBC about the controversial Miller's outsized influence on Donald Trump, Calloway didn't hold back.
"What goes through your head when you hear how much influence Stephen Miller has on immigration policy?" host Alex Witt asked.
"Stephen Miller is a mental midget, that's the best thing I can say," Calloway began to the sounds of laughter offscreen.
Black woman reveals how Trump is ruining her marriage: ‘My white Republican husband is starting to hate me’
A black woman revealed over the weekend how President Donald Trump and right-wing media are straining her marriage.
In a Twitter rant on Saturday, a woman going by the name Glass Butterfly hit a nerve by starting a discussion about the challenges of interracial marriage in the age of Trump.
"My white Republican husband is starting to hate me because the longer we live through this administration the 'BLACKER' I become," she revealed. "Any interracially and opposing politically affiliated couples going through this? Like...I have NO idea how to balance who we are..or are becoming."