President Trump just asked for a high-ranking official’s resignation and he said ‘yes.’ Democrats will try to make political hay out of this development, but it is for the best.
“John Rood, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, will exit his post by the end of the month, Pentagon press secretary Alyssa Farah said,” according to The Hill.
Rood has served in the post since 2018 and been at the forefront of advising Defense Secretary Mark Esper and President Trump on crucial issues, including matters related to U.S. policy on Ukraine.
However, in his resignation letter, Rood implied that the president asked him to step down — presumably because Rood could no longer effectively carry out Trump’s foreign policy.
Rood wrote, “Senior administration officials appointed by the president serve at the pleasure of the president, and therefore, as you have requested I am providing my resignation.”
There doesn’t seem to be any ill-will between Rood and Trump, though. In fact, Trump tweeted, “I would like to thank John Rood for his service to our Country, and wish him well in his future endeavors!”
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