If it is POTUS himself who is trying to hush government employees, doesn’t it violate two trusts of public office? Firstly, he is infringing on the employees’ right to free speech, but worse he is dropping an iron wall on the public’s expectation of transparency in government. Non-disclosure is inimical to a representative form of government.
What does he have to hide? I suspect there is plenty. Mr. President! Tear down that wall! You have no right to privacy with those trillions of dollars stolen through taxation.
— Kilgore Forelle