“Many senior diplomats have found themselves isolated or ignored by the White House. Some have resigned, and others have been pushed out, leading to reports of an “exodus” of senior staff. Those who remain have complained about the poor morale. A proposed 30 percent budget cut, hiring freezes, and the secretary’s slow reorganization of the department have further stoked consternation and fear.”
This article, quoted above, notes that there is now one career ambassador left at the State Department. There have also been layoffs. State Department employees have hired lawyers because they are concerned about “political retribution”. Sad!