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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:48 PM

Trump's enablers can't escape the consequences of their choices

Opinion by Jennifer Rubin

Assuming President Trump loses his reelection bid in a few weeks, the soon-to-be alumni of the Trump administration, who were warned that association with Trump would mar their careers and corrode their character, are now "hoping the Trump presidency isnít a disqualifying blemish on their resumes or Google footprint as the door revolves the other way and they seek to land, once again, in the private sector,Ē The Post reports.

They should think more about atoning for the betrayal of their country than trying to escape the consequences of enabling a liar, racist and wannabe authoritarian. There are practical reasons for employers outside the right-wing bubble to reject not only those who were the face of the administration but also those who labored behind the scenes.

First, members of this administration probably acquired bad habits (ignoring gross misconduct, lying for their boss, etc.), practiced a great deal of willful ignorance and rationalized unethical conduct. The administration, aside from its corruption and moral rot, was also grossly incompetent in its day-to-day operations. Staffers coming out of Trumpís orbit would likely have to unlearn misconceptions about how functional workplaces operate.

Second, those seen as ethically obtuse and tolerant of racism pose a business risk. Clients and customers might not want to be associated with a firm that features someone who just months ago promoted their bossís ludicrous lies or remained silent as he winked at QAnon conspiracy theories. Alumni of the Trump administration do not suffer from a political association but rather from their willingness to enable someone who betrayed his countryís highest ideals.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/18/trumpers-cannot-escape-consequences-their-choices/

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:03 PM

1. Good points

I certainly would not want to hire or work alongside any of them.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:37 PM

2. Sure. Go ahead and hire somebody that is sure

to alienate about 65-70% of your clients/customers -- and about 80% of your staff (98% of females). But -- maybe your industry promotes a complete and utter lack of values and character? I think MBS is looking to fill places in his staff ..... Stephen Miller?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:14 PM

3. "Trump's enablers can't escape the consequences of their choices?" I'm not so sure.

GOP criminals always find employment in right wing think tanks, "charitable organization" scams, re-election campaigns, statehouse governor's aides, right wing talk radio, etc. Look at a Oliver North and G. Gordon Liddy.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 06:51 PM

4. Yup, they seem to slither into another niche quite easily.

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