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Kirstjen Nielsen’s own colleagues say she is now ‘completely and totally unhireable’

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Republican operatives acknowledge that it will be hard for newly-ousted Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to get a new job given her reputation over the department’s brutal policies.

Sources close to Nielsen’s former team at Homeland Security told The Atlantic that although people who leave senior government positions like DHS secretary typically have their pick of high-powered private sector jobs, things are dicier for the ex-secretary.

“She’s going to have a real challenge getting on boards,” one GOP operative familiar with Nielsen’s team and their thinking said in the wake of her forced resignation.

Even prior to her ouster, people close to the ex-DHS secretary knew her association with the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy would be damaging.

“It was like, ‘We’re going to get hung with this,’” the operative said. “So they were thinking even then, ‘What does she do after this?’”

A former senior White House official put it even more bluntly in an interview with The Atlantic.

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“Family separations make her completely and totally unhirable,” the ex-official said. “I mean, major companies will face employee or shareholder protests over hiring any high-profile Trump person. But for someone who oversaw that debacle, holy crap—it’d be insane.”

The ex-GOP operative noted that although Republicans “almost always have a tougher time landing sexy corporate posts” after leaving their respective administrations, President Donald Trump “has just exacerbated that to such an insane degree.”

A current Trump campaign official added that Nielsen faces another hurdle due to her resignation as well — that she also is no longer in the president’s good graces.

“Her perceived disloyalty and lack of alignment with her principal will be more damaging,” the campaign official told The Atlantic.

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Corey Booker’s ‘WTF Spanish’ face steals the opening of #DemDebate

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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks Spanish and frequently breaks it out when speaking to Latino audiences, but when he did it in Wednesday's Democratic Debate, it seemed to send Sen. Corey Booker into a very dark place.

While many other Twitter users discussed the validity of policies, some took a moment to chuckle and make jokes about what became the first meme of the Democratic debate.

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Trump screams ‘BORING!’ on Twitter after Dem Debate excoriates him over photo of dead migrants

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Just as Democrats began discussing immigration reform and the difficult issues facing Americans, President Donald Trump took a moment to tweet out that he was bored. The moment came specifically just after the group of Democrats discussed the photo of the migrants who died in the Rio Grande River.

BORING!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019

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Trump flails in wake of Mueller announcement — attacking everyone he can name

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After it was released that former special counsel Robert Mueller would testify in an open hearing, President Donald Trump appears to be flailing and swinging in every direction.

A Washington Post report detailed the strange attacks and complaints that began Wednesday morning. In a call-in interview with Fox Business, Trump seemed confused, saying that Mueller "terminated emails" and "terminated text messages," that were all published publicly. He repeated the claim in a Twitter attack as he was taking off for the G-20 summit in Japan.

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