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YOU SHOULD BE TIRED OF IT TOO

ON JUNE 17, 2015, DYLANN ROOF MURDERED NINE PEOPLE AT MOTHER EMANUEL A.M.E. CHURCH IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment–is there anything about this situation that makes you think, ‘Okay, should we rethink–is it time for some kind of change?'”
“ANY TIME THERE IS A TRAUMATIC SITUATION, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO BLAME–THEY ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING TO GO AFTER…”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“THE HATE-FILLED MURDERER WHO MASSACRED OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA] HAS A SICK AND TWISTED VIEW OF [THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THAT FLIES ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA]”
“TODAY WE ARE HERE…TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG…”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

“I UNDERSTAND THE [FIRST CONFEDERATE] FLAGS ARE DOWN, BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT PERMANENT. I DON’T WANT ANY CHANCE OF THOSE FLAGS GOING BACK UP.”

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

State workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley orders Confederate flags taken down from state Capitol. (AP Photo/Martin Swant)

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

State workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered Confederate flags taken down from a monument at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Martin Swant)

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

The statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee is escorted after removal from its platform in Dallas, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rex Curry

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

Workers remove the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Dallas, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rex Curry

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

I AM SO TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED FOR HIS CRIME.

YOU SHOULD BE TIRED OF IT TOO.

AMERICAN FLAGS

We expect our American troops to defend our current American Flag against all foreign enemies.

But if we don’t defend our historical American Flags against all domestic enemies, how can we be worthy of our American troops?

SUCH A POLITICIAN

of Grand Valley State University

Concerning University Recognition of

Former Trump Administration Ambassador Nikki Haley

We are writing to express our strong objection, as educators and scholars, to the awarding of the Col. Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship Medal to former United Nations Ambassador for the Trump Administration, Nikki Haley. While this award is being presented by the Hauenstein Center, a Center affiliated with our University, the University has itself publicly endorsed the award, calling it “Grand Valley State University’s most prestigious external award”, one that recognizes a “spirit of leadership and service, which Grand Valley seeks to inspire in its students and graduates.” The award has also been co-presented by either the President or the Provost of GVSU every year since 2011. It is specifically GVSU’s endorsement of Ambassador Haley in these terms that we object to. Because this endorsement is now part of the public record, we feel compelled to publicly dissent.

Ambassador Haley’s most prominent national political role to date has been as a loyal member of the Administration of Donald Trump. She supported the Administration during her tenure as U.N. Ambassador, and has continued to do so since stepping down. Yet the current Administration systematically distorts norms of public discourse and conduct, and consistently seeks to undermine public trust in fact-finding and knowledge-generating institutions, including the judiciary, the press, science, and the university. Our objection to the award is that Ambassador Haley’s support for the Administration includes these very efforts. Efforts to undermine standards of public discourse and conduct, and public trust in institutions such as GVSU itself. Awarding her is thus endorsing someone who has been unapologetically complicit in the undermining of the very values that the institution stands for. It is this to which we object.

Credibility and trust are central issues of our current moment. No political party has a monopoly on mendaciousness, however the current Administration regularly makes both frivolous and significant assertions (concerning everything from ‘crowd sizes’ to ‘landslide victories’ to voter fraud) without evidence, and persists in repeating them not only in the absence of evidence, but even in the full presence of evidence to the contrary. It maintains the untrustworthiness of its critics, calls the press “the enemy of the people”, dismisses unfavorable reporting as “fake news”, and climate science as a “hoax”. It has called for the incarceration of President Trump’s political opponent without and indeed in spite of the results of due process. It repeatedly contradicts the results of fact-finding bodies of all sorts, including those of the government itself, and ignores or rejects the credibility of science, going so far as to remove scientific information from government websites. It has distributed and defended the distribution of both fake and false information about political opponents and social groups as a means of undermining their credibility or of justifying policies that would significantly curtail their rights. It has consistently rebuffed even the most basic standards of transparency and accountability.

None of the foregoing are partisan matters. Right and left should be able to agree that they are objectionable, and dangerous to a democratic order based on consent of the governed, public trust, and basic respect for rights. We thus want to emphasize in the most strenuous terms that our concerns here are not partisan matters regarding specific policies. Rather, they have to do with corrosive attacks on basic standards of discourse and evidence, and on respect for the process of acquiring knowledge and verifying claims—things that are the bedrock of university education. While not “value-free”, the procedures and commitments at the heart of university research and education represent non-partisan common ground. They provide shared knowledge of the facts of history and of science, and tools for the evaluation of arguments and interpretation of discourse that form a common basis for us to appeal to in understanding each other and in resolving our disputes. At their best, institutions such as the press and the judiciary serve similar functions. Collectively, these methods and institutions form the bedrock and precondition for flourishing democracy itself. The current Administration, however, systematically calls into question these very shared standards and institutions even as it stokes existing divisions in our politics and culture.

During her time in the Trump Administration, Ambassador Haley “took names” of countries who voted against Administration priorities and walked out when some of those opposed to them spoke. Sometimes characterized as an “adult in the room”, she nevertheless refrained from challenging or criticizing the Administration except when it specifically undermined her. She capitalized on this episode in her Washington Post Op-Ed, calling out an anonymous Administration member for writing an Op-Ed in the New York Times (I am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration), and urging this individual to express their disagreement with the President as she does. However, on matters of policy and substance, as well as concerning the Administration’s day to day comportment and its distortion of public norms of discourse and conduct, she has had no significant objections or criticisms to make. She has had nothing to say, for example, about the inappropriateness of the President retweeting a fake video meant to sow anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment, to name just one distortion of facts and discourse that a U.N. Ambassador has reason to distance herself from. No evidence we could find in the public record suggests that Ambassador Haley’s service in the Administration was any kind of loyal or principled opposition. She endorsed, sustained, and supported the Administration while otherwise remaining silent, and continues to do so despite criticisms she may once have had. Nor is there evidence she was “forced out” for disagreements, as some Administration members clearly have been. Quite the contrary. We see nothing that clearly separates her from the discourse- and trust-undermining conduct of this Administration, and so nothing that embodies the “spirit of leadership and service, which Grand Valley seeks to inspire in its students and graduates,” let alone the basic values at the heart of our educational and scholarly endeavors.

Importantly, our objection is not to inviting Ambassador Haley to speak and thereby participate in the ongoing intellectual discourse that both Grand Valley State University and the Hauenstein Center facilitate and encourage. We have no such objection. Our objection rather is that giving her an award is something much more, and amounts to using an institution dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, high standards of discourse, respect for facts and for evidence, and to educational excellence for the purpose of honoring and so affirming someone complicit in the sustained public distortion and undermining of these very values. GVSU is a public institution committed first and foremost to education in the liberal arts tradition: the tradition that sees the most important project of education as preparing individuals for their personal, professional, and political lives by fostering in them the capacity to be self-determining individuals capable of autonomous thought, reflection, and judgement. Such an education includes the acquisition of knowledge and the cultivation of respect for facts and for rational discourse. It is committed to the dignity of all human beings as participants in this process regardless of their political persuasion. As such, it is anathema to such an institution to pretend that a politician who enables the rejecting and undermining of all of these things is nevertheless worthy of the highest external recognition that it has to offer. Yet, Ambassador Haley, via voluntary participation in and unwavering support for the Trump Administration, is such a politician.

Andrew D. Spear (Philosophy)

All correspondence concerning this open letter should be addressed to: speara AT gvsu.edu

Michelle Miller-Adams (Political Science)

Gordon Alderink (Physical Therapy)

David Alvarez (English)

Brad Ambrose (Physics)

Rachel M. Anderson (English)

Corey Anton (School of Communications)

Russ Barneveld (College of Education)

Marshall Battani (Sociology)

Jae Basilière (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Meghan Moe Beitiks (Visual & Media Arts)

Craig Benjamin (Honors College)

Krista Benson (Liberal Studies)

Sheila Blackman (Biology & Cell and Molecular Biology)

Patricia Bloem (English)

Kathleen Blumreich (English)

Matthew Boelkins (Mathematics)

Jeffrey Byrnes (Philosophy)

Linda Chown (Emeritus, English)

Patricia Clark (Writing)

David Coffey (Mathematics)

Roy Cole (Geography and Sustainable Planning)

Brett Colley (Visual & Media Arts)

David Crane (Classics)

Jason Crouthamel (History)

Brian Deyo (English)

Mary deYoung (Emeritus, Sociology)

Polly J. Diven (Political Science)

David Eaton (History)

Jill Eggers (Visual & Media Arts)

Lisa Feurzeig (Music)

Paul Fishback (Mathematics)

Coeli Fitzpatrick (Honors College)

Tim Fisher (Visual & Media Arts)

John Gabrosek (Statistics)

Gretchen Galbraith (History)

Elizabeth Gansen (Spanish)

John Golden (Mathematics)

Mayra Fortes González (Modern Languages and Literatures)

Dan Graser (Music, Theatre, and Dance)

Jennifer Gross (Psychology)

Donna Henderson-King (Psychology)

Eaaron Henderson-King (Psychology)

Firas Hindeleh (Mathematics)

Jonathan K. Hodge (School of Communications, Mathematics)

Caitlin Horrocks (Writing)

Amorak Huey (Writing)

Jodee Hunt (Biology)

Virginia Jenkins (Visual & Media Arts)

Melanie L. Rabine-Johnson (Writing Center Specialist)

Todd Kaneko (Writing)

Cáel M. Keegan (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Hermann Kurthen (Sociology)

Brian Lakey (Psychology)

Sean Lancaster (Literacy & Technology)

Ronald Loeffler (Philosophy)

Kay M. Losey (Writing)

Michael Macaluso (Sociology)

Hazel McClure (University Libraries)

Kimberly McKee (Liberal Studies)

James N. McNair (Annis Water Resources Institute)

Susan Mendoza (Center for Scholarly & Creative Excellence)

Debbie Morrow (University Libraries)

Aiman W. Mueller (Writing)

Paul Murphy (History)

Vandana Pednekar-Magal (School of Communications, Area and Global Studies)

Raúl Peña (Visual & Media Arts)

James Penn (Geography and Sustainable Planning)

Thomas Pentecost (Chemistry)

Toni Perrine (Visual & Media Arts)

J. H. Philbin (Visual & Media Arts)

Milun Rakovic (Physics)

Diane Rayor (Classics)

Angela Reed (Anthropology)

Samhita Rhodes (School of Engineering)

Kim Roberts (Visual & Media Arts)

Stephen Rowe (Philosophy)

Dawn M. Rutecki (Liberal Studies)

Mary Bower Russa (Psychology)

Stephanie Schaertel (Chemistry)

Gayle Schaub (University Libraries)

Andrew Schlewitz (Area & Global Studies)

John Schmit (Visual & Media Arts)

Médar Serrata (Modern Languages and Literatures)

David Stark (History)

Mark Staves (Cell and Molecular Biology)

Joel Stillerman (Sociology and Honors College)

Kirsten Strom (Visual & Media Arts)

Ted Sundstrom (Emeritus, Mathematics)

Steve Tripp (History)

Lois Tyson (Emeritus, English)

Peggy Vandenberg (Philosophy)

Jessica VandenPlas (Chemistry)

Heather Van Wormer (Anthropology)

Pablo Mahave-Veglia (Music, Theater and Dance)

David Vessey (Philosophy)

Adrienne Wallace (School of Communications)

Laurel Westbrook (Sociology)

Judy Whipps (Liberal Studies and Philosophy)

Todd Williams (Psychology)

Paul Wittenbraker (Visual & Media Arts)

Richard Yidana (Sociology, Area & Global Studies)

Paul Wee Dong Yu (Mathematics)

Donald A. Zinman (Political Science)

Karen Zivi (Honors College)

Note: Collection of signatures for this open letter is ongoing. Any GVSU Faculty who would like to add their signature to this open letter should contact Andrew Spear at speara AT gvsu.edu.

This letter has already been made available, in final draft form, to President Thomas Haas, Director of the Hauenstein Center Gleaves Whitney, Provost Maria Cimitile, Dean of CLAS Frederick Antczak, and Chair of the Faculty Senate Felix Ngassa. At that time it was expressed that, while the objections stated above are principled and serious, it is our desire to lodge them in the spirit of intellectual sincerity, charity, and openness to ongoing dialog that are the hallmark of liberal arts education that lie at the basis of both GVSU and the Hauenstein Center’s missions as we understand them. We hope that this moment of dissent, rather than serving to entrench “sides” and foster animosity, can be an opportunity for beginning a deeper engagement with the fraught issues of intellect, conscience, and principle that our current times raise for all sincerely concerned and engaged citizens. 

Disclaimer: The dissent expressed here is that of the signees. As dissent to a position taken by Grand Valley State University, it should be clear that these are not the views of the institution itself. We write as educators and scholars, but do not speak on behalf of all faculty at GVSU.

Get your heads out of your apps, and stop these bastards—before it is too late.

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment–is there anything about this situation that makes you think, ‘Okay, should we rethink–is it time for some kind of change?'”
“ANY TIME THERE IS A TRAUMATIC SITUATION, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO BLAME–THEY ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING TO GO AFTER…”

“THE HATE-FILLED MURDERER WHO MASSACRED OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA] HAS A SICK AND TWISTED VIEW OF [THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THAT FLIES ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA]”
“TODAY WE ARE HERE…TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG…”

Subversive, anti-American politicians have been trampling all over your First Amendment right to freedom of speech since June 22, 2015.  And if you do not stop these subversive, anti-American politicians now, you will lose your First Amendment right to freedom of speech—then all of your other constitutional rights.

Get your heads out of your apps, and stop these bastards—before it is too late.

Humanitarian Laureate?

Protesters wave Palestinians flags in front of Israeli solders on Gaza’s border with Israel, east of Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. A leading Israel human rights group urged Israeli forces in a rare step Wednesday to disobey open-fire orders unless Gaza protesters pose an imminent threat to soldiers’ lives. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Palestinian mourners carry the body of 23-year-old Mojahid al-Khodari, who was killed early Thursday morning by an Israeli airstrike, during his funeral in Gaza City, Thursday, April 5, 2018. A second man died Thursday from wounds sustained in a mass protest along the Israeli border. The fatalities bring to 21 the number of people killed in confrontations in the volatile area since last week. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

A relative of Palestinian Mohammed Abu Saada, who was killed on Friday during clashes with the Israeli troops near the Gaza-Israel border, mourns at a hospital morgue in the central Gaza Strip November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH
Palestinians carry the body of five-year-old boy Abdulrahman Khatab, who hospital officials said was killed in an Israeli air strike, during his funeral at a cemetery in Deir El-Balah in the central Gaza Strip July 11, 2014. A fourth day of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 11 more Palestinians on Friday, raising the death toll in the coastal enclave to at least 96, most of them civilians, Palestinian officials said. REUTERS/Ashraf Amrah (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT – RTR3Y62J

GAZA CITY, GAZA – JULY 12: An Israeli airstrike destroyed the Al-Evkaf Masjid in al-Nuseirat Refugee Camp within the ongoing ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in Gaza City, Gaza on July 12, 2014. (Photo by Ezz Zanoun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A young man sleeps in a house that was shelled by Israel during Operation Protective Edge, east of Gaza City, on September 1, 2014.
GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 – Local residents visited their house that was shelled by Israel during the Operation Protective Edge by Israel, in the Shejaia neighbourhood, east of Gaza City. (Photo by Ahmed Hjazy / Pacific Press/Sipa USA) (Newscom TagID: sipaphotosfour924229.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

A Palestinian woman gestures as she stands amidst destruction following an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 08, 2014 . The Israeli air force launched dozens of raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after massive rocket fire from the enclave pounded southern Israel, leaving 17 people injured, sources said. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

A Palestinian scout collects human remains from a classroom inside a UN school in Gaza City after the area was hit by shelling on July 30, 2014. Israeli bombardments early on July 30 killed “dozens” of Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 16 at a UN school, medics said, on day 23 of the Israel-Hamas conflict. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Palestinian laborers wait to cross an Israeli checkpoint as they return to their homes after a day’s work in the Jewish state in 2010 near the village of Ni’ilin in the West Bank

Israeli forces, including soldiers disguised as Palestinians, violently arrest a Palestinian child in occupied Jerusalem on October 24, 2014.

The occupied Palestinian territories have seen a rise in clashes and protests due to Israeli army raids on Qalandiya and Jenin camps over the past two weeks.

Laughing Out Loud at Her Lies

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment–is there anything about this situation that makes you think, ‘Okay, should we rethink–is it time for some kind of change?'”
“ANY TIME THERE IS A TRAUMATIC SITUATION, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO BLAME–THEY ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING TO GO AFTER…”

“THE HATE-FILLED MURDERER WHO MASSACRED OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA] HAS A SICK AND TWISTED VIEW OF [THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THAT FLIES ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA]”
“TODAY WE ARE HERE…TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG…”

“AND BACK IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS…THANK YOU, SOUTH CAROLINA! LIFE IN NEW YORK CITY!”

“It is a perfect night for Clemson football. Go tigers!!! Beat Louisville!”

“Giving a tour of the UN…#FunTimes”

“The fight against Iranian aggression is the world’s fight… This missile was used to attack an international civilian airport in Saudi Arabia. Just imagine if this missile had been launched at Dulles Airport or JFK, or the airports in Paris, London, or Berlin.”

“The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy.”

“At the UN we’re always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names.”

“Morning train ride to DC listening to @billyjoel, @DefLeppard, @LionelRichie, and @edsheeran. Happy Wednesday!”

“Referencing tomorrow’s UN vote criticizing the US embassy move. In the words of the President, “Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot.”

“We were blessed to celebrate my Dad’s 84th birthday. He is the one who taught me strength with grace. He always preached the importance of being honest, showing respect, and seeing the best in people. #Blessed”

“A snowy day at the UN….
#WeAreNotInSCAnymore #IsItSpringYet #LifeInNYC”

“I have been blessed to work with Dina Powell. She is intelligent, talented, and an amazing asset to the Trump Administration. She will be missed but so thankful to have Dina and Dave as friends.”

“We joined @ABC to discuss N. Korea. ‘It’s a serious situation—Kim can’t imply that he’s going to destroy the US w/o us reminding him of the facts & the reality
that if he goes there, it’s not us that will be destroyed, it’s you.'”

“Two of my favorite people…”

“Today we honor the memory of victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and vow to keep fighting for oppressed people across the globe. In the wise words of Elie Wiesel, ‘We must always take sides…Silence encourages the tormenter, never the tormented.’ #WeRemember”

“RT@USUN: We brought the Security Council to DC to see first-hand evidence from the Department of Defense of Iran’s illegal weapons program. These violations cannot continue.”

“RT @USUN: Thank you to Ambassador @NavtejSarna and Dr. Sarna for hosting us at their home in DC. We had a great discussion with business and economic leaders about the contributions of Indian Americans to our country as well as the importance of the US-India relationship.”

“I’m spending my #DayOfHappiness2018 on the couch with a blanket, tea, a book, and snacks (Phones always by my side). My heart is happy! #MyHappyPlace #Blessed #Recharge #InternationalDayOfHappiness2018”

“Just 5 months into our time here, we’ve already been able to cut over half a billion $$$ from the UN peacekeeping budget & we’re only getting started.”
“It’s a beautiful Saturday in NYC! #LifeInNYC #IsItSpringYet”
“That moment when you get to the gym and realize you still have your slippers on…..#Saturdays”
“A great way to start 2018…..Go Tigers! #2018 #BeatBama #GoTigers”
“Morning train ride includes music by Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, and Bonnie Tyler. It’s going to be a great day. Happy Wednesday! #LifeIsBetterWithMusic”
Train ride music this morning… Heart, Joan Jett, Ruth B., Carrie Underwood and to top it off Darius Rucker. Happy Friday! @officialheart @joanjett @carrieunderwood @dariusrucker”
“It’s an Alicia Keys kind of morning! Happy Tuesday!”
“It was a Kelly Clarkson kind of morning. Happy Friday! #LoveSoSoft #MusicMakesLifeBetter #SheCanSingAnything #ItsTheWeekend”
“It’s a @Pink kind of morning! Happy Monday. #WildHearts #Glitter #MusicMakesLifeBetter”
“My choice for Thursday afternoon traveling from DC to NYC: Lady Gaga. #AMillionReasons #Joanne #LifeIsBetterWithMusic #Almost Friday @ladygaga”
“Wishing everyone a good morning of music. My music this morning was Kings of Leon, Heart, and Khalid. Happy Friday! #MusicMakesLifeBetter”
“It’s a Rod Stewart kind of morning. Happy Friday! #MusicMakesLifeBetter”
“My Happy Place #ItsAGreatDayInSC #LakeMurray”
“It’s a Journey kind of morning. @JourneyOfficial #DontStopBelievin #LifeIsBetterWithMusic”
“There’s just something about a Royal wedding…”
“Bentley is not the only one missing the sunshine… #RainingForDays #AmbassadorBentley”
“Congrats Jonathan! Welcome to Team USUN!”
“It has been a @dariusrucker kind of morning! #TheFirstTime #DontThinkIDontThinkAboutIt #Alright #LifeIsBetterWithMusic”
“We have a great partnership! #Team USA”
“It was a Bastille kind of morning. Happy Friday! Enjoy. #Pompeii #LifeIsBetterWithMusic”
“RT @USUN: The United States is standing up for our allies and our principles at the @UN. @POTUS is protecting America’s investment by promoting accountability and efficiency. #NewDayAtUN #500daysofAmericanGreatness”
“RT@USUN: We join our LGBTI friends around the world in celebrating #Pride Month. The United States supports the LGBTI community in standing up for their human rights. Our statement: . . .”
“A perfect day on the lake… #ItsAGreatDayInSC”
“I voted. I defend our right to a free democracy every day @ the UN. . . . Thank you Lex County. #SCVotes #VoteJune12SC #USA”
“Bentley’s new summer haircut”
“If you want insight into a day in the life at the UN and the challenges we face, This is a great one.”
“Good morning India! It’s great to be back.”
“Fun girls night seeing @MeanGirlsBway on Broadway!”
“‘The Shawshank Redemption’ never gets old. I never get tired of that movie.”
“Unfortunate when a reporter doesn’t follow through and I have to do this: @JStein_WaPo I never said this. My team has asked you to retract this and take down your tweets. I am now respectfully asking that you follow through with what you told my team you would do. Thank you.”
“Congrats to our French friends for an awesome win today. What will we all do now that the World Cup is over? Bring on the college football! #WorldCup2018 #ClemsonFootball #GoTigers”
“RT@USUN: Thank you @SecPompeo for spending time with Team @USUN. We appreciate your friendship and support.”
“Flight cancelled. So late night train ride. Not so bad thanks to @davematthewsbnd, @officialheart, @ladygaga, and Drake. #MusicMakesEverythingBetter”
“RT@USUN: Looking forward to speaking to a group of our future leaders today at @TPUSA’s High School Leadership Conference tonight at 6 pm. . . .”
“RT@USUN: We’ll be speaking to the annual Christians United for Israel conference tonight at 8:50 pm. . . .”
“Always fun @TheBrodyFile! Thank you.”
“RT@USUN ‘When the crowd is going 1 way it can be hard to be the only 1 going in the other direction. In America we don’t celebrate the mob. We celebrate the person who has the courage & conviction to stand up to the mob. Have the courage to stand up to the mob. Be a leader.’ #HSLS”
“RT@USUN: We had a great night hosting friends from across the globe to experience one of America’s most iconic pastimes! Go @Mets!”
“The ultimate Philly weekend! Billy Joel, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Franklin House/Printing Press. Topped off with amazing restaurants and lots of laughs!”
“We had a blast seeing @billyjoel at Citizens Bank Park. Can’t wait to go back for a @Phillies game! #PhillyWeekend”
“Team USUN movie night at Bryant Park. #WhenHarryMetSally”
“Celebrating Team USUN and Movie Night at Bryant Park! #TeamUSUN #WhenHarryMetSally #LifeInNYC #USProud #LoveThisTeam”
“Go Tigers!”
“Almost football season! Go Tigers!”
“I love this! Absolutely!”
“A relaxing start to an amazing week…#NoMakeup #Sunglasses #BlueWater #NoDecisions #MusicandCocktails”
“I’m used to dealing with sharks everyday, it was fun to finally play with some dolphins!
#JulietteAndNefty
#DolphinDiscovery #Vacation #CanITakeThemHomeWithMe @dolphindiscESP”
“My heart is full! I am blessed beyond measure. We now go back to our normal lives. We had so much fun. Thank you to the great people at @NowLarimar Now bring on the Presidency of the Security Council! #Vacation #Blessed #MojoRestored #USSecurityCouncilPresidency”
“RT @USUN: In two years we have reduced UN spending by $1.3 billion. Thanks for the shoutout Mr. President. Proud of Team USUN!”
“It’s a beautiful day for a @Mets game! #LifeInNYC”
“Regardless of the issues of the day, this one is always happy to see me and share his toys! #NationalDogDay #Bentley”
“God bless this sweet little girl. #ChangingALife”
“Get excited! It’s time for college football. Go Tigers! Happy Friday! @ClemsonFB #LaborDayWeekend”
“My happy place….Go Tigers! #ClemsonFootball”
“Clemson for the win! Always great to come home and see so many friends in Tiger Town. Go Tigers! #ItsAGreatDayInSouthCarolina #Clemson @ClemsonFB”
“Thank you!”
“Thank you!”
“There is nothing better than @ClemsonFB”
“Thank you!”
“Thank you Alya!”
“RT @USUN: Kicking off our Presidency welcoming the Security Council with a working breakfast celebrating American cuisine and Southern hospitality. #ChickenAndWaffles”
“Thank you.”
“Great seeing you @jslovegrove”
“RT @USUN: Great meeting with the press corps today. Our Presidency will focus on transparency. Every meeting will be held in public. #USStrong #SecurityCouncilPresidency”
“Thank you.”
“Thank you!”
“Wow! I always loved our class.”
“Going to be a great day of football! Go Tigers! #BeatAggies @ClemsonFB @CollegeGameDay”
“An unbelievable moment in women’s tennis. Wow. Two amazing players.”
“On September 10, as part of the US presidency of the UN Security Council, I will convene the first-ever Security Council meeting that will focus on corruption and its consequences for conflict around the world.”
“RT @USUN: We’ll join @BretBaier tonight to talk about U.S. leadership at the UN and the threat caused by bad actors like Nicaragua and Venezuela in the Western Hemisphere. Tune in at 6pm on @FoxNews.”
“RT @USUN: If you missed our interview with @BretBaier, please tune in here: . . .”
“RT @USUN: We had a great time hosting and celebrating the 44 women ambassadors at the UN…southern style! I’m so thankful for these sisters of mine for their strength, professionalism, and friendship. #CelebratingWomen”
“Cannot stop binge watching ‘The Missing’ on Prime. Even with four really loud teenage boys in the next room. #Glued #SaturdayNight”
“Such a fan of both of these amazing actors on “The Americans”. Who knew he had this accent #MissingTheShowAlready #TheAmericans”
“RT @USUN: Thank you to the Foreign Service Fellowship, the Christian Embassy, and the host committee for sponsoring a wonderful International Prayer Breakfast to kick off UNGA. We are all going to need prayers going into High Level Week! #greatstart #InternationalPrayerBreakfast”
“RT @USUN: We’ll join @marthamaccallum tonight on @TheStoryFNC to talk about U.S. leadership at the UN and preview President Trump’s priorities for high level week. Tune in at 7pm on @FoxNews. #USstrong”
“RT @USUN: We joined @marthamaccallum to discuss President Trump’s priorities durning UN high level week and foreign policy hot spots around the world. If you missed the interview please watch here: . . .”
“This makes me smile…#SCProud”
“My Fox interview last night on an array of topics. Always fun! @marthamaccallum is one of the best. #USStrong”
“Go Tigers! #BeatGeorgiaTech #ClemsonFootball”
“Starting tomorrow we will be hosting 140 Heads of Country here in NYC. What is calm tonight will turn into complete chaos tomorrow. Here’s to a successful week! #UNGA73 #CalmBeforeTheStorm #ProductiveChaos #USStrong @USUN”
“RT @USUN: We’ll join @foxandfriends tomorrow at 7:30am to discuss President Trump’s agenda at the UN highlighting U.S. leadership.”
“#SCProud”
“RT @USUN: We always enjoy meeting with Prime Minister @netanyahu to discuss how we continue to fight the anti-Israel bias at the @UN and the danger that Iran and its terrorist proxies cause— not only in the Middle East, but across the globe.”
“It’s Game Day! Time for us to redeem ourselves from last year. Go Tigers! #BeatSyracuse #ClemsonFootball @ClemsonFB @ClemsonAlumni @nycclemsonclub”
“I so wish Kelly Bryant would come running out on the field. #GoTigers #KellyThereIsStillTime”
“What a game! My heart couldn’t take much more stress! Loved seeing the Tigers rally to bring that game home. Thank you Brice! Get well Sunshine! Proud of @ClemsonFB! #WayToGoDabo”
“How do you top off a Presidency month, a High Level week at the UN, and a high stress Clemson football game? Cheer on Team USA in the Finals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup! #TeamUSA #USAvsAustralia @FIBAWC @dawnstaley”
“Oh to be Bentley just for a day… #ADogsLife #DoYouHaveToGoToWork #LovesHisToys”
“Introducing sweet friends to one of our favorite places…. #ItsAGreatDayInSouthCarolina”
“This is how Bentley spent his Columbus Day…. #LovesHisTiger #OhToBeBentley”
“RT @USUN: Thank you for the overwhelming support and kindness we have received since the announcement yesterday. We feel so blessed. More work to be done in the next couple of months at the @UN! We are and will always be #USstrong”
“This is so very nice @dannydanon. I’ve enjoyed fighting the good fight with you. #StandingUpForOurFriends”
“RT @USUN No matter which country we visit, we always take time to focus on opportunities, education & basic rights for girls. We talk to them about the challenges they face & their hopes for the future. Happy #InternationalDayoftheGirl to all the powerful girls around the world.”
“Flight cancelled. Listening to some fun Girl Power music on the train back to the city! @rihanna @joanjett @Adele @BebeRexha
#TakeABow #ILoveRockNRoll #RumourHasIt #ImAMess
#MusicMakesLifeBetter”
“A weekend with our sweet college friends… #GoTigers #LaughingUntilYouCantBreathe #NYC #ClemsonFriends”
“Happy to be included with so many strong women.”
“Flight delayed…again. Taking the train to DC, I finished all of my reading and work. So I thought I would go through my pics for something cute! Here you go! Sorry Michael. I put you up last night (but you’re still cute!) Happy Monday!”
“#SCPride”
“Flight delayed yesterday morning. Flight cancelled last night. We had to take the train and didn’t get in until 2:30am. It seems like flights are getting less and less reliable. Where is the accountability for the customer? #TravelNightmares
@AmericanAir”
“RT @USUN: We were honored to swear in Cherith Norman Chalet as our new U.S. Ambassador for UN Management & Reform. She’s both a tough negotiator & proven reformer. We couldn’t ask for a better representative to fight waste & abuse while advocating for America’s best interest @UN.”
“RT @USUN: Thank you to @CardinalDolan and the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation for all you do to bring hope to the neediest among us, it was an honor to be hosted by you.”
“Michael and I had a great couple of days with these sweet friends. Thanks for the moral support I needed to get through the Al Smith speech! #AlSmithDinner #Springsteen #BetterWithFriends”
“RT @USUN: Laughs for a good cause. We had a fun time making fun of ourselves for a foundation that helps so many in need. If you missed the speech, this is the link. #IWillStickWithPolicy #ComedyIsTooStressful”
“RT @USUN: Thanks to @NYMag for including us among so many powerful women in your latest issue. Read our story Nikki Haley Kicks with a Smile, here: . . .”
“Wow. Amazing music. Fantastic acting. @ladygaga #BradleyCooper #AStarIsBorn”
“A great day for our country!”