Young Trump Staffers Say That They Can’t Date In DC Because Everyone Hates Their Guts
According to Politico, the young staffers in Trump’s administration are having a very difficult time dating in Washington — one of the most Democratic cities in the country — because everyone hates them.
Both current and former staffers say they’re often berated by potential dates online, or simply denied when someone finds out where they work or that they voted for Donald Trump
“You do the small talk thing, and you have a very good conversation, and then they might say, ‘You didn’t vote for Trump, right?'” one 31-year-old female administration official told Politico. “As soon as I say, ‘Of course I did,’ it just devolves into all-caps ‘HOW COULD YOU BE SUCH A RACIST AND A BIGOT?’ And ‘You’re going to take away your own birth control.'”
In one recent online exchange, a potential date asked her, “Do you rip babies from their mothers and then send them to Mexico?”
Another match on an dating app told her, “Thanks but no thanks. Just Googled you and it said you were a mouthpiece for the Trump administration. Go f— yourself.”
Many young staffers have turned inward — dating exclusively within the Trump administration.
Some staffers go on intra-administration double dates with staffers like Madeleine Westerhout, Trump’s executive assistant, and her boyfriend, Ben Schramm, who works at the Pentagon. Another popular double-dating couple is Giovanna Coia, a White House press assistant and cousin of Kellyanne Conway, and her boyfriend, John Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew who is also the deputy executive director for Trump’s campaign committee.
Ultimately, staffers say the allure of a White House or administration gig — and the power and access that comes with it — means they retain some social appeal.
One Trump staffer told Politico, “At the end of the day, if they are part of the establishment and living in D.C., they usually want or need something from the White House, which can be kind of nice.”
Twitter was amused:
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 22, 2018
“Thank God I’ve had a girlfriend of three years,” a former Trump WH aide says, “because the last person I would want to be is a single Trump supporter dating in D.C. right now.” https://t.co/QfpfAml9sq
— Daniel Lippman (@dlippman) June 22, 2018
“Having a hard time getting laid in DC” should be only the beginning of a lifetime of misery for Trump White House staffers. https://t.co/HUaFX3SAdk
— Amanda Litman (@amandalitman) June 22, 2018
For young Trump staffers, life in DC can mean getting heckled on the street, hiding their identities, finding safe spaces.
Meanwhile, millions of immigrants, Muslims, people of color, LGBT experience 10 times as much fear every day in Trump’s America. https://t.co/XJEmm2Gz4m
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) June 22, 2018
siri, show me a problem i couldn't care about less https://t.co/tJN0krtKh2
— Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones) June 22, 2018
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) June 22, 2018