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Overseas network, February 1 (Xinhua) U.S. media said that the top officials in Trump’s government are facing difficult employment after leaving office. Unlike in the past, big companies in the United States have shown no sign of rushing to rob former senior government officials.
According to the report of Capitol Hill on January 31, some well-known figures in the trump administration are facing tough job prospects by the end of 2020. After the violent attack on congress in early January 2021, the distance between top American companies and Republicans has further widened, and the traditional place for former executives to take office after they leave office, namely, lobbying groups or trade associations, has also failed.
Experts say that the employment opportunities of Trump’s former aides are becoming more and more limited, and many companies realize that giving jobs to controversial people will have a strong repercussion among consumers, employees or shareholders. Some former government officials have found jobs in right leaning think tanks and conservative organizations rather than as executives of large companies or joining the board of directors.
A trump administration official said, “after the violent attack on Congress on January 6, trump administration officials almost generally encountered commercial protests, and the new democratic government’s coming to power means that it is more difficult for these people to go to K Street in Washington.” Another former Bush administration official further pointed out that the tough market is unlikely to improve in the short term.
According to US media, the job prospects of trump administration officials are quite different from those of Obama administration officials, who are welcomed by major US companies to a large extent. The report points out that in January 2017, Obama stepped down as president with nearly 60% of the approval rate, and Trump’s approval rate when he stepped down on January 20 was about half that of Obama, which is also the lowest since he became president. (Zhang Min, overseas)