Donald Trump’s victory apparently sent State Department officials running for their safe space. As the indispensable Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reports:
The State Department held stress management sessions following Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, providing employees tips for how to cope with change so they do not “become paralyzed by fear.”
The workshops, titled “The Emotional Transition: Managing the Stress of Change,” were held by the State Department’s Bureau of Medical Services on Dec. 8 and 14, just one month after the department’s former boss, Hillary Clinton, was defeated.
“Change is an inevitable part of the human experience,” an email invitation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reads. “We can become paralyzed by fear or allow the experience of change to propel us closer to self-actualization.”
The purpose of the post-election seminars, which were open to all Foggy Bottom employees, contractors, interns, and workers for the U.S. Agency for International Development, was to dive into the “emotional cycles” of change.
How embarrassing. These are the people we depend on to keep us safe, and to craft our foreign policy. They’re supposed to be the best of the best. Apparently the peaceful transition of power is too much for their gentle hearts to bare.
No word on how much this childish counseling session cost the American taxpayers.