Many of Donald Trump’s ex-aides, including some Cabinet secretaries, are struggling to find new Washington jobs, The Washington Post reported.
Recruiters who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the The Washington Post that former President Trump’s unpopularity has deterred companies from hiring former administration officials.
The headhunters said that offering a board seat to someone associated with the Trump administration could trigger a revolt from customers, employees or shareholders.
“Boards don’t need trouble or criticism,” one headhunter told the Post. “If you want to stay away from all that potential tarnish, that’s easy: You just don’t go near it.”
one recruiter told Business Insider. “You’re supposed to put anyone in front of a job that has the credentials. Morally, it’s hard for people to want to work with them.”
“They’re all very all about themselves with narcissistic attitudes, thinking any company in the country will want to hire me,” the recruiter told BI. “I listened to one for about 20 minutes, and it was so much baloney, what he was spewing out to me.”
the corporate distaste for former Trump white house staffers continues