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Trump ‘Throws Out’ Indian From Top Post
The US President Donald Trump seems to have targeted Indians who occupied top positions in the American government. All of a sudden, Indian-American surgeon general Vivek Murthy who was appointed by the previous Obama regime, has been removed from the post.
“Today, Murthy, the leader of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was asked to resign from his duties as Surgeon General after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration,” the US Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement on Friday.
“Murthy has been relieved of his duties as Surgeon General and will continue to serve as a member of the Commissioned Corps,” the statement continued. The 39 year old Murthy was the 19th Surgeon General and the first Indian American to hold this position in America.
The current Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent- Adams has occupied Murthy’s place. Murthy was the second Indian-American to be removed by the Trump administration from a senior position. The first one was the US Attorney from New York Preet Bharara who was fired after he refused to resign.