Eight more send a Dear Don letter

The Independent:

Eight of Donald Trump’s cyber-security advisers have resigned, warning the President had “given insufficient attention to the growing threats” facing the US.

A quarter of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council’s 28 members quit with a joint letter in which they claimed Mr Trump “threatened the security of the homeland”.

They cited his response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, the country’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the vulnerability of the US election process.

Well hey, it’s only 8 out of 28. That’s not so bad.

The eight departing members accused Trump’s administration of failing to be “adequately attentive to the pressing national security matters” or “responsive to sound advice received from experts”.

“Your actions have threatened the security of the homeland I took an oath to protect,” said their letter, obtained by IT news website Nextgov.

“When asked about the horrific violence in Charlottesville, you failed to denounce the intolerance and violence of hate groups, instead offering false equivalences and attacking the motives of the CEOs who had resigned from their advisory roles in protest,” said the cyber-security experts’ resignation letter.

It added: “The moral infrastructure of our nation is the foundation on which our physical infrastructure is built.”

Or it was. Now we no longer have a moral infrastructure, and it’s not a good feeling.

The resignation letter added: “Additionally, your decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, your intent to revoke flood-risk building standards, and your many other actions to ignore the pressing threat of climate change to our critical infrastructure also point to your disregard for the security of American communities.”

To sum up: you’re a reckless shit and we can’t stand to work for you any more; please step down.

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