The White House has a simple message for Trump appointees venting to the media about losing their jobs since President Biden took office: get over it.
Why it matters: The White House has been methodically clearing house, a practice former President Trump followed when he was elected — most prominently at the State Department. The aim is to install staff more in sync with an administration starkly different than its predecessor.
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What they’re saying: “Elections have consequences,” said White House spokesperson Mike Gwin.
Between the lines: Trump appointees have not been going quietly.
Most recently, the White House axed members of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, which oversees the architecture of federal buildings in D.C.
National Security Agency general counselMichael Ellis, who Trump installed immediately after the presidential race was called for President Biden, also vented in his resignation letter.
Such turnover is par for the course; when Trump took office, he axed a number of Obama appointees.
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