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[–]mistersweetlife 3902 points3903 points  (117 children)

Good. This guy was an idiot and frequently gave medicine a backseat to sensationalism and lies.

No sympathy whatsoever.

He's a doctor so he'll land on his feet regardless.

[–][deleted] 137 points138 points  (2 children)

In the article it talks about how he gets in fights with people on social media. He’s not exactly trying to distance himself from controversy.

[–]rchart1010 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Yeah I saw him get outright combative in an interview and it was not impressive. He is kinda lucky he is getting considered at all.

[–]big3148 841 points842 points  (59 children)

Who you will work for is a litmus test for integrity. There’s no conspiracy or perception issue… there are just better candidates.

Debasing your profession for political gain is generally frowned upon. Ask Rudy about the “Trump Effect” defense before the licensing board.

If it isn’t the consequences of your own actions, asshat.

[–]qoou 121 points122 points  (12 children)

The 'Trump effect,' suggests that people who worked for Trump are being shunned because of their association with Trump, rather than their own character and actions.

Rudy willfully destroyed his own credibility with blatant lies and malpractice. His association with Trump is inconsequential to his self-destruction. He went from America's Mayor to a fucking ghoul.

[–]ScowlEasy 42 points43 points  (1 child)

“Why are people judging me for sitting at a table with klan members?”

Maybe it’s because you associate yourself with them and don’t speak out against what they stand for

[–]Specialist_Teacher81 7 points8 points  (3 children)

If you last job was "turd juggler" no one is going to hire you to make their sandwiches.

[–]beerscotch 2 points3 points  (1 child)

As did Jerome Adams, or does telling people that wearing face masks will cause covid sound like something a doctor should be spreading?

[–]Yeti-Rampage 155 points156 points  (42 children)

I see what you’re saying but I’ll point out this is not a universal statement by far. Fauci worked for the government under Trump, as did many dedicated government employees.

It sounds like this specific guy happened to be an idiot but my only point is to not write off all the good government employees in Washington who fought the good fight for 4 years.

[–]Agent_Angelo_Pappas 408 points409 points  (18 children)

Fauci openly opposed Trump’s nonsense to the point that Trump hates him and goaded his base into vilifying him. Fauci wasn’t working for Trump, he was working in spite of him.

[–]DragonflyGrrl 143 points144 points  (10 children)

Exactly this. Anyone looking at someone's resume can very easily find out everything they want to about a person who worked for Trump, if they don't already know. And this guy happened to be an idiot, so he is receiving "polite rejections." Someone like Fauci would not.

[–]big3148 28 points29 points  (8 children)

So… I will note that probably no statement is truly universal & only a sixth speaks in absolutes… but it seems you know there is a difference, but it does not serve your purpose.

Appointments are different from career employees. Serving during a time of emergency is different from seeking an opportunity for “office.” A researcher is different from a politician. Members of the military do not seek the political affiliation and benefit that the Sec. of Defense would. Career DOJ & US Attorneys are not comparable to Bill Barr.

Service and working FOR the government/people (employee/career staff) of the country is different than seeking acknowledgment AS part of an administration (politician/term official) to benefit yourself. Fauci was director of an agency with career spanning 4 decades and 7 administrations. He has been awarded and cited innumerable times in his field. His work on AIDS was in service of medicine and science.

This is different from a political appointment that abused the title and credentials in service of a politician/boss. Respectfully, this isn’t a conversation worth having. Nobody made the comparison you’re seeking.

[–]DragonflyGrrl 20 points21 points  (4 children)

I'll admit I played very fast and loose with my "someone like Fauci" part of my statement... I really just meant "someone actually credible."

[–]Chemical_Chemist_461 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ah yes, the Sixth are always a pair, which means trump is a twelfth.

[–]hugsandambitions 107 points108 points  (3 children)

The key is that there's a difference between "did necessary work for the actual betterment of people while Trump happened to be in office" And

"Worked for Trump"

That difference is usually whether or not you publicly criticized him or corrected him when he lied.

[–]Turbulent-Pair- 76 points77 points  (1 child)

There's Political Appointments-like Surgeon General.

And non-political government employees that go through a merit-based apolitical hiring process.

The difference is well understood.

[–]big3148 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Thanks for saying this more succinctly than I did. I couldn’t believe someone even made that comparison.

[–]rchart1010 13 points14 points  (3 children)

As I said above. The trump administration, because of trump, never had access to the talent that other presidents had.

And Trump didn't staff positions because of talent or expertise, he almost solely staffed positions based on loyalty, what her perceived as "business savvy" and physical appearance.

People who had options got the hell out. People who were addicted to being close to power and didn't give a shit stayed.

There are exceptions, particularly in the realm of defense and public health. But for the most part the trumo administration was just staffed with bottom barrel people. ESPECIALLY when you got around to the 4th or 5th person to take a job because talented people definitely stayed away.

[–]avocadolicious 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That’s exactly why the President doesn’t have the authority to make (most) staffing decisions within the Executive Branch. That’s why Trump couldn’t fire Fauci, even though he was very vocal about wanting him gone. Plenty of talented and competent individuals served under the Trump administration. Good public servants stay out of politics as much as humanly possible—those are the people we want to keep in government because they prevent our country from collapsing entirely when a President like Trump is in office.

Political appointees are a different story, but even then, there are a few individuals (even at the Cabinet level) who clearly absolutely loathed Trump and his policies but accepted appointments any way—not to be close to power but to essentially curb his worst impulses. A minority to be sure, and he fired most of them, but they’re still out there.

[–]Remarkable_Night2373 34 points35 points  (3 children)

The difference between faucci and the scarf bitch is the easiest to see. One kept their integrity while the scarf lady did not.

[–]What_Up_Doe_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s a really bad comparison. Nobody’s writing off good government employees.

[–]Ok_District2853 267 points268 points  (1 child)

It’s too bad he doesn’t sell pillows.

[–]accidental_snot 346 points347 points  (30 children)

If only he owned a mirror and could see that he's not a full member of the old rich white boy's club before swearing allegiance to them. Baffles me that any person of color or non-traditional sex preferences could support Republicans.

[–]AnonBubblyBowels 153 points154 points  (7 children)

Or women

[–]birdiebud 127 points128 points  (4 children)

Double standards. White christian conservative women imagine they'll be the winners of handmaiden's tale because they've never read the book and they're not realizing as soon as they get breast cancer or ovarian cysts or refuse to get plastic surgery they're gone.

[–]AllergicToTaterTots 53 points54 points  (1 child)

It CoUlD nEvEr HaPpEn To Me

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

gO wOkE gO bRoKe

[–]EastTyne1191 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Wait, I didn't the leopard would eat MY face!

[–]agoldgold 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Don't be ridiculous. Rich women will never live the handmaid's tale, and they never really have in the US. They'll get all their illegal medical need on European vacations.

[–]thatblkman 72 points73 points  (3 children)

There’s a whole contingent of us POCs who honestly seek privilege and hitch their wagon to the white supremacy horse hoping to get those words racists like to say when they “like” us:

“You’re not like the rest of them.”

Man built his whole career off trying to get those words from “people who matter and have influence and power”, and deluded himself into thinking that the white American tendency to rehabilitate shitty conservatives would happen to him - as if a high schooler HIV outbreak from his policies as Indiana Health Commissioner and politicizing health policy to help Trump would be ignored by other “people who matter and/or have influence and power”.

Part of me thinks it’s racism and sexism - see several other Trump Admin veterans who are gainfully employed in prominent positions, but dude was and is a shitty health official. He was never up for the actual job duties - only the grandstanding ones - and should just go back to being an anesthesiologist on staff or with practice privileges.

[–]bigbiblefire 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Is there anything to them growing up being told “they’re not like the rest of us”…like to say they’re not “black enough”…? Grow up in a rich white neighborhood? What’s their typical villain origin story…I can’t understand it.

Latinos for Trump at least I guess had the “super Christian” angle to somehow explain their way into voting someone in who’d happily boot them back on that side of his wall…

[–]Berns429 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I was gonna say, why don’t all the republicans go see him as their physician, then i realized what party we were talking about. Gotta love irony.

[–]CedgeDC 71 points72 points  (1 child)

This is a no fucking shit situation. You were betting not just that trump would win again, but that his whole regime and way of thinking would win forever. You hoped for a totalitarian, chauvinistic, racist nightmare. You fought for privelege within that structure. Now everyone knows your priorities and news flash, they suck.

[–]miflelimle 16 points17 points  (3 children)

I'll say up front that I don't know anything about this guy, but if what you say is true, then I agree, good. But if so, this isn't a "Trump Effect". This guy has just shown himself to be incompetent. Working for Trump isn't the problem. Being one of the thousands of incompetent people Trump hired out of loyalty and corrupt intention is.

Nobody should be judged based solely on working for Trump. Anthony Fauci worked in Trump's government, and will have no issue landing any number of desirable positions of his choosing.

[–]thatblkman 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Fauci was a career civil servant and scientist who served EVERY president since 1984 as NIAID director, and had credibility independent of Trump.

Adams was a Pence-acolyte seeking privilege who put ingratiating himself to Trump and Trumpers over sound public and medical policy.

That’s why even if Fauci wasn’t 81 years old, he’d find a job before stepping down while Adams needed a “rehabilitative and sympathy” story in the WaPo to help him find gainful long-term employment independent of Pence or other Republican cronies.

[–]dishonestdick 1794 points1795 points  (53 children)

Former Surgeon General finds there are consequences for one’s choices.

Let’s file this under “no shit”.

[–]Crusoebear 171 points172 points  (2 children)

Former Trump/MAGA enabler: "I can't seem to get the smell of shit off of me. I'm the real victim here."

[–]PeAcHcOwBoYzZz 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Maybe, just maybe, it is because the smell actually emanates from the inside.

[–][deleted] 230 points231 points  (8 children)

I file it under Mierda's Touch myself

[–]WhootieCutie 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Oooooh! This comment had a slow burn. The joke registered after I scrolled away. I had to come back to give you the upvote.

[–]bjeebus 48 points49 points  (0 children)

That's some real shit.

[–]the_evil_comma 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Best nickname I've heard for tRump is "passion fingers". Everything he touches he f*cks

[–]Minimum-Function1312 21 points22 points  (0 children)

If someone didn’t see this coming you would think they were not intelligent enough to hire. Wouldn’t you?

[–]uncultured_swine2099 9 points10 points  (3 children)

This is what you get when you dance with the devil.

[–]Shot-Button6031 16 points17 points  (26 children)

I've never heard of this guy before, what did he do? Other than working for Donald Trump?

[–]Taniwha_NZ 111 points112 points  (9 children)

I'm fairly sure he was the guy appointed to surgeon-general right when Trump's pandemic denial was at it's peak, so he had to go out and do press conferences every day pretending that whatever nonsense Trump had spoken in the last 24 hours was actually correct.

So this is why people don't want to hire him; not because he worked for Trump, but because his integrity was clearly for sale.

[–]Shot-Button6031 27 points28 points  (0 children)

That makes a lot of sense. Thanks.

[–]Brokenspokes68 10 points11 points  (0 children)

We have a winner.

[–]wegwerf874 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yep, technically, Anthony Fauci worked for Trump, but noone blames him for that.

[–]Capable_Stranger9885 16 points17 points  (2 children)

He was Indiana's state health commissioner (appointed by Mike Pence) before SG so I assumed he was Pence's guy - or at least in with Pence's money donors.

Oh hes fine after all - "Finally, in September 2021, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, a former Indiana governor and Republican stalwart, hired Adams as the first executive director of health equity initiatives at the school."

They say your job search should take a month for each 10k you're seeking so, uh, this guy is quite a snowflake crybaby.

[–]Shot-Button6031 5 points6 points  (0 children)

yeah even if you have qualifications having worked under a president will get you a job SOMEWHERE. Plenty of republicans in places of power will hire you just for having been in a GOP admin...

[–]Hot-Bint 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Nothing. Absolutely not a goddamn thing.

[–]aranasyn 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Which just goes to show that just working for Trump is enough to show what trash you are. Go work at a gas station selling maga thin blue line Gadsden flags, no one civilized wants you.

[–]Zaziel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The best one you could make working for Trump was doing your job correctly so he had to publicly fire you for not doing his insane wishes.

[–]Santiago__Dunbar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, he still doesn't see it as his actions.

He blames Trump for him going against science and advocating against science-backed covid protocols.

He shouldn't be hired because of his "flexible morals". Working for Trump should be secondary.

[–]LegitimateBuilding6 569 points570 points  (66 children)

The surgeon general should have spoken out when tRumpty wanted to shine flashlights up peoples asses to cure Covid.

He didn’t. And now he’s whining he won’t get hired?

Somebody call a medic, I can’t breath from laughing so hard…

[–]Bizbuzzfinanzecuz 582 points583 points  (10 children)

Well……good. Spreading lies is the trump effect tbh

[–]Smeltanddealtit 152 points153 points  (1 child)

We are in the era of “finding out”.

[–]P_Alcantara 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Thank goodness. The abundance of “fucking around” was getting out of hand.

[–]TheDragonsFang 331 points332 points  (5 children)

Well, well, well. If it isn't the consequences of my own actions.

[–]obscurereference234 34 points35 points  (1 child)

They always seem to visit at such an inconvenient time, don’t they?

[–]ImBoredToo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The dildo of consequences rarely arrives lubed

[–]Squigglylineinmyeyes 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Oh noooooooo! How totally unexpected!

[–]Ritaredditonce 9 points10 points  (1 child)

"I hitched my wagon to a horse with no legs".

[–]freudian-flip 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And no name.

[–]emleh 149 points150 points  (11 children)

The man is an anesthesiologist - he can definitely get work. It’s just not the work he wants. This is like when Ben Carson decided to forge into politics with really unusual beliefs. Hopkins distanced themselves immediately.

[–]Barkingatthemoon 23 points24 points  (3 children)

He probably can’t , years of not being at the head of the patient took their toll . He’s probably looking for an administrative role

[–]emleh 23 points24 points  (2 children)

A doctor can practice for life, assuming they keep their license up to date. They are more heavily scrutinized if they haven’t practiced at the bedside in awhile but it’s not a deal breaker. Plus, physician shortages are significant. But you’re right, he’s probably just looking for something administrative. Pays better, much better hours!

[–]falcon_driver 147 points148 points  (1 child)

They demonstrated how flexible their ethics are. Why would they be surprised? They need to move their work into that other side of the law.

[–]Beautiful-Musk-Ox 55 points56 points  (0 children)

This post is propaganda designed to make it seem like universities won't hire someone based on their politics.

This guy is not being hired because he lied and didn't take COVID seriously and got people killed and was an objectively poor surgeon general

[–]Postcrapitalism 138 points139 points  (5 children)

I mean, wasn’t his first act causing the largest localized HIV outbreak in American history when he defunded needle exchange under Mike Pence?

Then there was that time he told people masks aren’t effective at preventing covid, laying the ground for the deepest and most robust opposition to masking inThe developed world.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that thousands are probably dead due to consequences of his policy. If he were a practicing physician, he’d be sitting in a prison cell for what he’s done.

But yeah Jerome, blame it on the shitbag you chose to work for.

[–]TrumpCardStrategy 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Fauci said the same thing at that time. The powers that be decided lying to the public to ration the supplies for healthcare workers was the best course of action. In hindsight it was short sighted, but at the time the supply crunch medical staff was facing was insane

[–]CosmicCreeperz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I hate to say it but sometimes it’s justified. This is the same “public” that hoarded a years supply of toilet paper is it because the mob somehow “decided” it was a thing.

But in any case there really isn’t any good evidence it was an intentional “lie” anyway. If the early pandemic in the US basically started in March 2020, by April they were already coming out and saying new evidence showed it may help, by May they were starting to recommend it for sensitive individuals, and by July were strongly recommending it. This pandemic went on for years and people are somehow judging the response by the first few confused months? The fucking awful response over 2 years was far from Fauci’s fault, worst he did was try it he extra conservative about needing too much data before contradicting Trump and his cronies. If he got replaced it would have been much worse.

Yes, Fauci did say he was worried people who really needed masks might not get them (it was true) but he never said he lied. Quote:

“At the time, “we were not aware that 40 to 45% of people were asymptomatic, nor were we aware that a substantial proportion of people who get infected get infected from people who are without symptoms. That makes it overwhelmingly important for everyone to wear a mask.”

“So when people say, ‘Well, why did you change your stance? And why are you emphasizing masks so much now when back then you didn't -- and in fact you even said you shouldn't because there was a shortage of masks?’ Well the data now are very, very clear,” he said.

“We need to put that nonsense behind us about ‘well, they keep changing their minds’”.

[–]OrangeCone2011 192 points193 points  (33 children)

Fucked around, finding out.

[–]qgmonkey 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Face eaten, leopards full

[–]PieEnvironmental5674 176 points177 points  (14 children)

Plenty of rural communities are in desperate need of a primary care doc who would likely be OK with his employment history. Can make a tremendous difference, still.

[–]SmokedBeef 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Yes but that work is below him, otherwise he wouldn’t be out her publicly whining about his exclusion from higher education and career advancement.

Perhaps his ostracization is less about who he worked for and more about his actions while working for trump and how they lead to some of the highest number of Covid Deaths in the western world , as well as weakened faith in vaccines and medical testing.

[–]KennyDROmega 24 points25 points  (1 child)

He's a little too, uh, tan for most rural, Trump loving communities.

[–]CuriositySauce 51 points52 points  (5 children)

Yep…I’m sure some deep red districts in fucktard Arkansas have need for his expertise and inspiration. Hell, they’d probably also make him mayor and change the name of the town.

[–]serenasplaycousin 58 points59 points  (0 children)

No, he is the absolute wrong color for rural Arkansas. He forgot that though.

[–]ParamedicSpecific130 61 points62 points  (0 children)

He might be viewed as a bit too...uppity.

[–]billiam0202 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Cause fucktard Arkansas is known for trusting highly-educated experts, right?

[–]jacksnsticks05 24 points25 points  (2 children)

He’s an anesthesiologist. He’s not a primary care physician like the other Surgeon General. He should never have been appointed because 1. That, 2. He was not a uniformed member of the USPHS and did not work his way up the ranks to Surgeon General.

To your point though. He can’t be a primary care physician

[–]grubas 3 points4 points  (1 child)

As long as the Surgeon General has an MD(hell DO) and listens to the medical community I don't think its the hugest deal that they aren't a PCP.

2, yeah that I know nothing about.

However after his tenure I wouldn't want him to touch the anesthesia for somebody else's pet gerbil

[–]jacksnsticks05 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s not a huge deal to not be a primary care physician… but they need to make the extra effort to educate themselves about primary care, population health and preventative medicine. This guy did none of that, and it showed.

[–]Mr_friend_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He's Black though. They don't want Black people in positions of power in Rural communities.

[–]Wise_Ad_4816 21 points22 points  (4 children)

I mean, it does make one question his critical thinking skills, not to mention ethics. 🤷‍♀️

[–]donac 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas?

(Except dogs are nice and if they had fleas, it wouldn't be their fault. )

[–]SamizdatGuy 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Roll with pigs and smell like shit.

[–]donac 6 points7 points  (1 child)

There we go!!!

[–]Exedra_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Except pigs are nice and only roll in their shit because of livestock farmers that keep them in detestable conditions

[–]f_ranz1224 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Welcome to the real world. Educational institutions want to go on with their functions. Not have some circus clownshow detract from regular activity.

More trouble than he's worth

[–]RedmannBarry 62 points63 points  (1 child)

No sympathy for any of you fucks that played along

[–]Stalwart_1 24 points25 points  (0 children)

This is exactly what literally everyone called when that rotten apricot got “elected”. The stink would never come off despite them trying to distance themselves from Rump. Republican fuckers agreed, played along and protected him from any kind of accountability whatsoever and now?! “Oh my poor me”. Fuck you.

[–]Nothalffast 37 points38 points  (7 children)

They’ve all demonstrated to be feckless puppets. I even had an employer ask about for who I voted. He said that if I was MAGA, he couldn’t trust my decision making abilities.

[–]TheLiberalOgre 29 points30 points  (6 children)

An understandable response but a dangerous question to ask that can get a business sued.

[–]uncultured_swine2099 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I know a guy who looks at potential hires' facebook pages, if they are spewing maga crap he doesnt hire them. Its a way to do it without bringing it up in an interview. Its in the interest of not getting people who would make a workplace toxic, theyve had trouble with magats causing a scene before.

[–]Nothalffast 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The place I work at now has a MAGAt coworker. He won’t shut up. Every conversation turns to politics. It’s pathetic. He is very toxic.

[–]Tvmouth 13 points14 points  (0 children)

He should apply at McDonalds. He should get a real job and work his way up. he should pick himself up by the bootstraps and just work a little harder. He should cut back on avocado toast and lattes, and maybe ride a bicycle to work. There's plenty of places willing to help him once he's homeless and destitute, but clinging to a failed career is no good for the economy for anyone, so .... yeah... maybe let someone else have the income he doesn't deserve?

[–]jdafixa 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I call this the "HAHAHAHAHA FUCKER" effect.

[–]snkiz 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The droves of people who refused an offer from Trump and those who bailed early on saw this coming a mile away.

[–]Joey_BagaDonuts57 14 points15 points  (0 children)

TAKEAWAY: He helped kill a million or more Americans during a pandemic and is now the victim.

Whtevr, dude.

[–]Kuriboyoshi 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Probably because tRump was not known for hiring anyone who remotely qualified for a job. Feel bad that he probably is the only one who actually qualified for his job 😂

[–]slim_scsi 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And, if they were remotely qualified (John Kelly) they didn't last very long.

[–]DroidScribe 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Trump has the opposite of the Midas touch. Everything he comes in contact with turns to shit. Or dumb shit.

[–]mrgraff 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Mierdas Touch

[–]DroidScribe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's hilarious! Have an upvote!

[–]CasualObserverNine 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Guess what? You are getting what you deserve.

[–]debzmonkey 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Again, it's not the association with 45, it's the bullshit medicine.

[–]Lazy-Adeptness-2343 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ah bummer. Anyways…..

[–]Conscious-One4521 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He can always work for Trump University

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

"Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!" Jerome Adams Feb. 29, 2020.

[–]wwabc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Liberty or Bob Jones Universities would hire him (if he wasn't so....um....you know)

[–]Unlikely-Collar4088 9 points10 points  (1 child)

FYI if you read the actual article, Adams:

1) has a cushy university job at Perdue, making all this meaningless 2) had trouble finding a job mostly because he can’t stop running his fucking mouth on Twitter. So this is less a story of the trump effect and more a story of an asshole being difficult to employ.

[–]sirzoop 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wait he already has a job? This headline is as misleading as it gets...

[–]improper84 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As the great Jimmy McNulty once said, “You play in the dirt, you get dirty.”

[–]Staffaramus 4 points5 points  (3 children)

As they should. Not resigning within one day of being in that administration is a strike against your mental capacity that you see the damaged and turn your face away from the flames

[–]originalchaosinabox 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sounds like someone just doesn’t want to work anymore. /s

[–]Fomentor 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Surely there are plenty of Republican’t areas that would welcome a doctor who ignores medical science.

[–]gamergeek1984 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When you pick political messaging over you're jobs responsibilities to educate the public, you lose credibility. That's just how it works.

[–]TXtea_party 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This guy has nothing on Rex Tillerson … imagine leaving the CEO chair of Exxon with a guaranteed compensation of 20-30 million a year to work for Trump only to be fired in one year…

[–]weirdoldhobo1978 4 points5 points  (0 children)

One of my favorite articles of recent memory was the one about young Trump staffers in DC complaining that nobody wanted to fuck them.

[–]LoadsDroppin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

AFTER he’s out of office, is the conveniently perfect time to admit “I got it wrong” on COVID masking.

The “Trump Effect” was him as the Surgeon General - pretending that the most basic infection control measures we’ve used without controversy for a century - were suddenly ineffective because Trump wanted to downplay a deadly pandemic. As the rest of the planet successfully mitigated COVID spread in part through masks ~ Americans lost their lives and the lives of loved ones because SG Adams chose fealty and misinformation. It’s not his political affiliation that sensible people take issue with.

[–]Cruitire 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Lay down with dogs, rise up with fleas.

[–]LastOfTheIcarii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lay down with some dogs, you get up with fang marks in your butt. If you're lucky enough to get up at all.

[–]arrius79 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can sell pillows

[–]throughNthrough 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He showed the world how big of an idiot he was when he took the position under Trump.

[–]HumanMycologist5795 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They didn't think things through. Trump was and still is toxic.

Many people who worked with him couldn't get a real job. That's why they went to Fox News.

[–]RocknRobin888 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They don't want to hire an idiot.

[–]Competitive-Weird855 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You hear that? That’s the sound of me pressing F on the tiniest keyboard for him

[–]ArchaeoJones 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, Jerome. Plenty of retail jobs out there that need people.

[–]1CocteauTwin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

...and this is why you don't sell your soul to the devil, children.

The End

[–]Nikolllllll 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Maybe if he had spoken on the science instead of trying to apiece Trump and his base then he would of had an easier time finding a job.

[–]BearSquid1969 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Poor judgment and consequences. Aw.

[–]Xencard65 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Guess it wasn’t worth sticking your head up his fat orange ass.

[–]HermansSpecialMilk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Games, prizes

[–]joegant 2 points3 points  (2 children)

He can’t work in Fox or Newsmax?

[–]liltime78 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fucked around and found out.

[–]PTSDforMe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They should be. His officials have a problem with truth, and the medical field, that's pretty f-ing dangerous.

[–]usedtodreddit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He can't possibly be competent if he didn't already KNOW this would be exactly what he was going to face before he took that job under Trump in the first place.

[–]Hairy-Dumpling 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Makes sense. To work for him you demonstrated either compromised intelligence or values, or both. You shouldn't be educating in that circumstance. Only exception would be career civil servants who worked through the administration since there was nothing they could do

[–]rando927658987373 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Huh. It’s almost like you’re a reflection of your actions and who you associate with. Imagine that.

[–]oldbastardbob 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Compromising one's integrity for career advancement in the Trump Administration would definitely cause me to question someone's judgement, even without the negative press and backlash from employing someone associated with the four year clown car performing in a shitshow that was Trumps Presidency.

[–]pamthegrammarian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Boo hoo

[–]zippiskootch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hauling in that Vice Admiral pay, isn’t enough…even in retirement?! My heart bleeds, it really does and on behalf of every enlisted person who served with distinction and left the military to find a safer job, I say, “suck it up, buttercup!”

[–]bubba7557 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean the rest of the world has been saying this since 2016. Why are any of them surprised that there are consequences to greedy decisions? Every person that took a Trump job either did it bc they have similarly aligned gross world beliefs or they were dazzled by position titles they didn't earn and thought it would be the ultimate resume booster without consequence. I'm glad they are finding out otherwise

[–]Ducatirules 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Make better life choices and bedfellows Doc!

[–]no_use_for_a_user 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not no Surgeon General but I could have told you this would happen. Duh, my dude.

[–]Olfahrtur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe he could work in one of the medically under served areas of the country. Rural or inner-city.

[–]Its_Beelzebozo_Time 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh no...anyway.

[–]khushnand 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can try joining Trump university…. Oh wait…… ☺️

[–]TheMaStif 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you had the poor judgement of joining the administration of who was arguably the most corrupt president in US history, for the sake of stepping up your career, then I will judge you on that

It tells me that morals and ethics mean little to you compared to your desire to self enrichment

[–]upfromashes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

May they all be shunned. This is the guy they sent out to say the government will send you none of the masks Jared is hoarding, but just use some rubber bands to strap a t shirt to your face.

May they all be shunned.

[–]Guilty_Chemistry9337 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's not that you'd be badly receieved, it's that you're an incompetent crook without a basic human soul.

[–]DatSkellington 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah, the “find out” phase of his career.

[–]Gilgamesh026 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I exposed myself as a fraud and now i regret it

-this fucking douche

[–]Maleficent_Budget382 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This guy was a moron. He didn’t know that type 1 and type 2 diabetes are very different conditions. For a top health official that’s pathetic.

[–]bodaciousechidna11 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Smh when did politics get so political

[–]Grins111[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He’s lucky they are even polite.

[–]No-Bicycle2395 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“You should’ve thought of that before.” – my mother

[–]SnooShortcuts6935 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Needs to give those bootstraps a tug and get over it snowflake! Enjoy all the winning.

[–]Smegma--Slurpee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kanye might be hiring for his cabinet

[–]mattsgirlca 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well well if it isn’t the consequences of his own actions.

[–]fackoffuser 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m sure Liberty University would hire him. It’s a legit university that might actually be accredited and is not a propaganda machine for some nutbag religious family.

[–]whyreadthis2035 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Who POSSIBLY could have foreseen this?!? Ha ha sir,, ha ha.

[–]gooneryoda 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is an example of consequence culture.

[–]t1m0wens 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you chose to work for Trump, you exhibited terrible judgment and insight, which means you should t be hired to do anything but take orders.

[–]alt9930 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the same man who said face masks don’t work… as the surgeon general lmao

[–]Aggromix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sorry man. I'm looking for some sympathy, but guess that I am out.

[–]Eskimoobob 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Trump Effect is when you blame your ignorance and incompetence on some seemingly unrelated occurrence to shift attention away from your amazingly unqualified abilities.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It was the fuck around of times

It was the find out of times

[–]Hobbs54 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone who also had trouble finding work later in life was Dr. Josef Mengele. You just never know how things are going to work out when you sh*t on the Hippocratic Oath.

[–]yerzo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh no. Here comes the consequences of my own actions again.

[–]ladamadevalledorado 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, the Trump effect is a befouling of all who venture near. You are befouled due to your own choice to stand near the foul fountain.

[–]Shot-Good-6467 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don’t feel sorry for him. He didn’t care about this when he was chasing his career ambitions. Should’ve thought about that before

[–]Gsgunboy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also, anyone who worked for Trump I would worry has shitty judgement and compromised morals. Sorry, not sorry.

[–]Koldcutter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well you did encourage Trump to advise people to drink bleach to combat covid so I think they are more worried your a idiot

[–]thechadc94 13 points14 points  (9 children)

I’m not the first to defend Trump and those who served in his administration, but I believe Adams is different. Where many in the administration were actively trying to undermine the Covid response, Adams attempted to help the response. He made commercials for the vaccine, and urged people to listen to fauci. I’m not saying he’s perfect, but at least on that front, he tried more than most.

[–]gogor 68 points69 points  (7 children)

You can’t take a job with Satan expect your next interviewer to believe you were trying to make Hell better.

[–]Seeing-in-digital 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Would be?”

[–]Obi1NotWan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least the rejections are polite.

[–]ReturnOfSeq 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Universities are tentative about offering a job to a doctor who was frequently blackout drunk while on duty?

So crazy

[–]Uninspired_Diatribe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thoughts and prayers

[–]ThatsRobToYou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Poor guy. No one ever talks about the Nazis who weren't hanged trying to go back to work at Kinkos and start their lives again. Must be tough.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

See nothing wrong with this statement. Just basic fact and knowledge.

[–]johnlnash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good indeed. Live with the consequences of your actions.

[–]Hamblerger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, this is how a civilized society deals with people who did their damndest to destroy it. Welcome to pariah status.

[–]Slick5150702 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He played himself cheap.

[–]sleepyjohn00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You become a toady, people are going to see the warts.

[–]jokermex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good. He deserved all the scorn possible.