Former President Donald Trump has been out of office for nearly eight months, but some of the most infamous faces of his administration have continued to serve in appointed positions on military academy advisory boards.
Among these is Kellyanne Conway, who served as presidential counsellor until August of 2020, after her family's public opposition to Trump was making news on a regular basis.
Ahead of Trump's election in 2016, Conway embraced the unenviable task of defending Trump's constant gaffes amid a chaotic presidential campaign, often lying to do so. After all, it was Conway who coined a term that would end up defining the Trump administration: "Alternative facts."
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden gave Conway and 10 other Trump appointees an ultimatum to submit their resignations by that night or be dismissed.
Conway, who serves on the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, soon posted her response, calling for Biden's resignation instead.
Ironically skewering Biden for the supposed "break from presidential norms," Conway wrote in part:
"Your decision is disappointing but understandable given the need to distract from a news cycle that has you mired in multiple self-inflicted crises and plummeting poll numbers, including a rise in new COVID cases, a dismal jobs report, inflation, record amount of drugs coming across the southern border, and, of course, the chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan that has left hundreds of Americans and Thousands of Afghan allies stranded under Taliban rule."
"I'm not resigning, but you should."
The letter was...not well-received.
People found it hilarious that she took issue with a supposed "break from presidential norms."
Among others asked to resign were Sean Spicer (Trump's first press secretary) and Douglas Macgregor, a former Defense Department official who believes Democrats are executing a "deliberate policy" to "bring in as many non-Europeans as possible" and achieve "demographic change."