On Friday, New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis sent a dispatch from the White House, where administration staffers remain very, very sad.
Tears in the staff meetings. Presidential pep talks. White House experiences seven stages of grief after Trump win https://t.co/jP3rxS6DkD
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) November 12, 2016
Davis notes that many of the younger White House staffers got their start as members of Barack Obama’s campaign team in 2008, and so “remember only one type of feeling the day after a presidential election: the euphoria of a history-making victory, coupled with a sense of invincibility from beating the odds.”
“This is the opposite of that,” she writes.
Yeah, it’s called losing. It happens.
Fortunately, the president has been there to give everything from private sympathy sessions to a talk in the Rose Garden.
There’s much more to the article than that, but without a doubt, what makes it all worth it is the accompanying photo of the assembled staff looking glum and disconsolate.
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@juliehdavis If they're this emotionally stunted, good luck in the real world.
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@juliehdavis let's make people strong again.
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@juliehdavis Awww! Time to go to real work people? I feel for ya! I go every day Monday thru Friday for half the pay you do
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