saudi arabia killed a washington post journalist.
the state department had a press briefing on it yesterday
this is an actual transcript of part of it
"QUESTION: Who again – what’s the name of the ambassador in Turkey right now?
MR PALLADINO: I don’t have that in front of me right now and I – Matt –
QUESTION: What’s the name of the ambassador in Saudi Arabia right now?
MR PALLADINO: I see what you’re getting at. Okay. We are confident in our diplomatic –
QUESTION: The answer is that you don’t have an ambassador in either place, right?
MR PALLADINO: We –
QUESTION: And in fact, the charge in Riyadh has now been nominated to be the ambassador to Yemen. So just is it correct that you do not have ambassadors in place in either Ankara or Riyadh?
MR PALLADINO: But we have diplomatic staff, senior diplomatic officials –
QUESTION: I’m sure you do.
MR PALLADINO: – very much – very much in charge. And yesterday Heather spoke at the top as well about the need for the State Department to get its full team on the field, and we definitely would reiterate our request for our colleagues in the Senate and their assistance in fielding our full camp.
QUESTION: Understood. Who has been nominated to be the new ambassador to Turkey, and who has been nominated to be the new ambassador to Saudi Arabia? Who are the nominees who are awaiting Senate movement?
MR PALLADINO: Matt, I don’t have that in front of me right now. And – but let me just say these are senior Foreign Service officers that have had full careers and we’re confident in our team’s ability.
QUESTION: You’re sure someone’s been nominated for both positions?
MR PALLADINO: I would have to take the question, Matt.
QUESTION: Robert. Robert, really quickly, just –
MR PALLADINO: All right, one more. Let’s go to Fox.
this is teh whole transcript
just another trump failure
no ambassadors in critical countries
trump hasnt bothered to nominate anyone for either post