State Department Employee Shares a Hidden Message for Trump in His Resignation Letter

A federal employee with the State Department has given his resignation to President Trump along with a hidden message embedded in the letter.

A federal employee with the State Department sent his resignation letter to President Trump today along with a hidden message: “IMPEACH.”

Daniel Kammen resigned as the agency’s Science Envoy and posted a copy of his resignation letter on Twitter. The unique part about his letter is it contained a hidden message that other Twitter users picked up on: the first letter of each paragraph in the letter collectively spells the word “Impeach.”

“I am resigning as your Science Envoy,” said Kammen, because “Your response to Charlottesville enables racism, sexism, and harms our country and planet.”

The only elaboration the letter offered on what Kammen said in his tweet was that the President’s response to Charlottesville failed to “condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis” and was “consistent with a broader pattern that enables sexism and racism, and disregards the welfare of all Americans, the global community, and the planet.”

Trump said last week in response to the violence in Virginia that there was “blame on both sides,” referring to both groups of protestors.

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