Forbes’s chief operating officer has a straightforward message for companies as the Trump administration ends: Don’t hire Trump White House officials.
Randall Lane wrote an opinion article for the outlet published on Thursday, in which he argued that the president’s spokespeople have “debase[d] themselves,” so companies shouldn’t “let the chronic liars cash in on their dishonesty.”
He argued that everyone from Sean Spicer to Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Kellyanne Conway to Kayleigh McEnany don’t “merit the same golden parachute” that former press secretaries such as Joe Lockhart, Ari Fleischer, and Jay Carney typically enjoy. Lane noted that Forbes would question the credibility of any company that chooses to employ any Trump official.
“Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie,” he wrote. “We’re going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we’d approach a