Former press secretary Raggedy Anthrax might be the only member of the 4th Reich to have escaped the bunker with maybe a new job. The new and improved (Now With Extra Gossip!) Tiger Beat on the Potomac tells us that enabling a fascist who tried to overthrow his own gubmint is not really a dress-for-success moment:
Tainted by Trump’s reputation, several Trump aides described an increasingly bleak job market with virtually no chance of landing jobs in corporate America and some even having seen promising leads disappear after the rampage at the U.S. Capitol. A second former White House official said they knew of “people who got jobs rescinded because of January 6.” A Republican strategist was blunter. “They are really fucked,” the strategist said, pointing to some top officials who stuck with Trump until the bitter end. “The Hill scramble, one of the few places where they’d be welcomed, already happened a month or so ago…They were told over and over to take their hand off the hot stove, and they didn’t want to listen.”
It’s a far different reality from where Trump and his aides had envisioned they would be. A month ago everything seemed crystal clear: He had lost the 2020 election but would soon launch a juggernaut campaign for the presidency in 2024, and his allies and inner circle would be there to help….
One former senior administration official noted that many inside the White House were waiting until after the Electoral College votes were counted to begin their job search in earnest, so as not to step on messaging about Trump’s efforts to challenge the election results. But then the riots on Capitol Hill upended their plans. “They looked to that [January 6] as the end of the limbo state people were operating in so they could start moving on to the next thing,” the former official said. “But the 6th put a shock to that.”
I am guessing HR Departments everywhere are reminding hiring managers that past performance is the best indicator of future performance. Don’t hire insurrectionists seems like solid position to take.
The Campaign Against Corporate Complicity will track the hiring of Trump’s former top aides so we can know when to start booing.
But, you know, maybe they could compete for their old jobs at the new (pretend) Trump White House:
UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat’s email thingie –
— Former Trump economic adviser LARRY KUDLOW has landed at Fox News Media, but another Trump staffer, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, wasn’t so fortunate. A source familiar with the negotiations said McEnany was also in talks to move over to Fox (as was revealed in her financial disclosure forms), but the network’s conversations with the former White House press secretary stopped after the Jan. 6 invasion of the Capitol. The source said the door isn’t closed for McEnany — the talks have just been put on ice and may pick up again in the future. More from the NYT