Even Republican operatives are admitting that, after serving under Trump, recently ousted Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will have a particularly difficult time finding a new position thanks to the brutal and cruel policies she instituted during her time at Homeland Security.
The Atlantic has reported that sources close to Nielsen’s former team at Homeland Security say that Nielsen won’t be indulging in the typically luxury of having her pick of high-powered private sector jobs, like most of those leaving senior government positions usually do.
In the midst of her forced resignation from her position, reportedly because she wasn’t harsh enough in the president’s opinion, one GOP operative that’s familiar with the former secretary’s team and their general line of thinking said, “She’s going to have a real challenge getting on boards.”
People close to Nielsen knew immediately that her association with the current president and his cruel policies would present a serious issue for her if or when she found herself looking for different employment. It was clear that just here mere association with the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration and family separation policies would leave her undesirable at best.
The operative reported, “It was like, ‘We’re going to get hung with this.’ So they were thinking even then, ‘What does she do after this?'”
In an interview with The Atlantic, a former senior White House official commented on the situation even more frankly:
“Family separations make her completely and totally unhirable. I mean, major companies will face employee or shareholder protests over hiring any high-profile Trump person. But for someone who oversaw that debacle, holy crap—it’d be insane.”
The ex-operative also noted that although Republicans “almost always have a tougher time landing sexy corporate posts” once they’ve left their administrative position, President Donald Trump “has just exacerbated that to such an insane degree.”
In addition to her cruel administration policies, Trump campaign officials have also noted that Nielsen will face even further trouble because of her resignation and the reasoning behind it — she is no longer in the president’s good graces.
“Her perceived disloyalty and lack of alignment with her principal will be more damaging,” a campaign official stated.
Well, Kirstjen, all we can tell you is don’t lock babies in cages while peddling an administration that basically condones concentration camps for brown people — maybe then you wouldn’t have this problem.
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