This time, the departures are from President Trump's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. And not one or two members are leaving — everyone has turned in their resignation.
The group's letter of resignation was posted to Twitter by Kal Penn, actor, former White House Associate Director of Public Engagement and former member of the Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 18, 2017
As with the members of the manufacturing council, Trump's statements on Charlottesville are behind the mass resignation.
"We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisers have, without speaking out against your words and actions," the group's letter says, "Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions. We took a patriotic oath to support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
After stating the reason behind their resignation, the letter's authors take time to rebuke the president for his attacks on the media, reversing the country's commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and the Muslim ban.
"Art is about inclusion. The Humanities include a vibrant free press. You have attacked both."
The artists went on to write, "Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions. We took a patriotic oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
And after suggesting that the president is a enemy of the state, the former committeepeople finished strong, "Supremeacy, vitriol and discrimination are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too."
Artists that they are, the letter writers included a hidden message. Take a look at the first letter of every paragraph.
All 17 members of the committee have signed the letter. Its honorary head, Melania Trump, has not signed the missive, however. Donald Trump has yet to respond on Twitter.