NY Times Columnist Frank Bruni: Working in Trump Admin is ‘An Acid Bath, Not a Job’
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni offered a Mediaite post-worthy explanation of life in the Trump administration Monday morning in light of the recent ouster of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Sunday.
Nielsen reportedly met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Sunday with a resignation letter in hand but instead learned that she would be leaving the Trump cabinet via presidential Tweet.
Since then there has been a lot of talk about how Nielsen was concerned about her post-Trump administration reputation, and fellow CNN contributor Jeffrey Toobin even said that Nielsen will forever be remembered as the woman who separated families at the border.
In Bruni’s esteem, Nielsen will “go down more than Rex Tillerson and Jeff Sessions as what it’s like to work for Donald Trump in this administration.”
He then added “your reputation is shredded. You compromise your principles and at the end of the day you end up paranoid. She was paranoid in recent weeks because she saw signs she was going to be canned even though the president wasn’t telling her. ”
He then asked rhetorically “how do you work in this administration? It’s an acid bath, not a job.”
Watch above via CNN.
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