Orig Title The Donald Trump hiring crisis means America's got no talent
(USA TODAY| Brian Klass) The United States government is suffering from a new phenomenon: the Trump Brain Drain. For the first time in memory, the American government is having difficulty recruiting the best and the brightest at the highest levels of power.
Qualified public servants are turning down plum government jobs because they don't want to be exposed to the risks of serving in President Trump's White House. West Wing power-brokers are lawyering up (even Trump’s lawyer has hired a lawyer). A special counsel is reportedly investigating the president himself for possibly obstructing justice.
The reputational risk of working for Trump’s administration is enormous, and it's not just because of the endless spiraling scandals. There's also the now routine Trumpian ritual of sacrificing his staff on his altar of self-sabotage. We all know the drill: Sean Spicer or Sarah Huckabee Sanders or another sacrificial lamb offers up a flimsy lie to protect Trump.
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