No One Wants To Hire Trump Aides Trying to Escape His Mad White House
Working in the White House used to be a badge of honor and a guarantee for future jobs. Not anymore. Companies that would normally jump to hire presidential aides are worried about the backlash and potential legal drama that comes with hiring the Trump brand.
Whether it’s because Donald Trump’s administration is a dysfunctional mess, the president waging war against the poor and the rule of law, or his bad habit of saying terribly racist things about entire countries, for whatever reason, some of Trump’s aides are looking to ditch their jobs.
The only problem? No one wants to hire them.
As reported by BuzzFeed News, current and former White House officials are having a tough time landing gigs in the private sector. One official told BuzzFeed that it looked like he’d locked down a new job, but he ultimately lost it—and was straight-up told folks at his prospective employer weren’t down with the fact that he’d worked for Trump.
Recruiters looking to place Trump aides into new jobs told BuzzFeed companies have been wary of taking them on—given that the president’s not the most popular guy around, firms don’t want to risk the flak they might get for hiring someone from his administration. In one case, a PR firm told a White House official that they’re refusing to hire anyone who’s served under Trump because of the “reputational risk” that would come with the move.
“Companies are all worried about public backlash,” a recruiter working with Trump officials told the outlet. “That’s more real with these guys than I’ve seen with anyone else.”
Even the big names among Trump’s former cronies seem to be having a hard time. Try as he might to make it as a talking head, no one really wants Sean Spicer on TV.
It’s worth noting that a career outside the White House isn’t the only thing Trump’s screwing up for his aides—apparently, he’s not working wonders for their love lives either.
A handful of conservatives in DC told The Washingtonian they’ve been having a real tough go of it since the election. Only instead of living in constant fear of being deported or having to face down white supremacists in the streets, they’ve just been having a hard time getting laid. According to one unnamed Trump administration official, it’s especially hard to land a date if you’re affiliated with the White House. Sad!