Instead, Trump wants all politically appointed ambassadors installed by President Obama to be gone on January 20, the New York Times.
With the sometimes lengthy process of Senate confirmation of new diplomats, Trump's order could leave the USA without representatives in key countries like Germany and Britain for months, according to the Times. This could leave the United States without Senate-confirmed ambassadors around the world for weeks or months after Trump takes office. Such ambassadors, as opposed to career diplomats, usually depart soon after the president that appointed them, but exceptions have traditionally been made for those with school-age children.
In keeping with standard practices, the White House requested and received resignations from all politically-appointed chiefs of mission shortly after Election Day, several senior State Department officials told CNN. Politically-appointed diplomats almost always leave their posts after the election of a new president, but seeing as how uprooting your family, taking children out of school, etc., can be a real hassle, usually they are given a little bit of leeway to get their affairs in order, either a few weeks or a couple months.
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In 2014, Planned Parenthood said it received $553 million in government funding, The Washington Post reported . The bill could be passed fast because the reconciliation procedure allows the Senate to bypass a filibuster.
The Washington Postreported in December 2008 that ambassadors would not be permitted to stay on and that "the sweeping nature of the directive suggests that Obama has little interest in retaining any of Bush's ambassadorial appointees".
As Politico notes, "The more unsafe, less glamorous ambassador postings-countries such as Sudan, Afghanistan, or Russia-tend to go to career Foreign Service officers, who are not required to step down by Inauguration Day".