Two disgruntled fired employees are slamming the Trump White House by complaining about their cushy, overpaid government jobs.
Solomon Lartey, 54, and Reginald Young Jr., 48, are former career government employees who worked as records management analysts. They claimed they were abruptly fired this spring without explanation. The terminations coincide with a White House crackdown on media leaks. Neither has been accused of leaking, but it’s unclear how Politico found out two obscure government employees had gotten fired.
Lartey and Young told Politico that before they were fired, part of their job was to sift through paper that President Trump had allegedly torn up and tape them back together so they could be preserved under the Presidential Records Act.
“We got Scotch tape, the clear kind,” said Lartey, who earned $65,969 a year. “You found pieces and taped them back together and then you gave it back to the supervisor.” The restored papers were then sent to the National Archives to be filed away as historical records.
Lartey’s co-worker, Reginald Young Jr., who worked as a senior records management analyst, said he felt the work was beneath him.
Meanwhile, many Americans would love to get paid more than $60,000 a year to Scotch-tape pieces of paper together. It sure beats risking your life every day as a police officer, a soldier, or a construction worker.
“We had to endure this under the Trump administration,” Young whined. “We’re making more than $60,000 a year. We need to be doing far more important things than this. It felt like the lowest form of work you can take on without having to empty the trash cans.”
Irene Porada, the human resources executive who personally terminated both men, did not respond to an email from Politico requesting comment. Young said he was told what every government employee understands: “You serve at the pleasure of the president.”
Lartey and Young’s self-pitying stories about their firings is being plastered all over liberal media, with many blasting President Trump for “failing to retain” presidential records.
This is the same liberal press that didn’t care that Hillary Clinton and her staff deleted 30,000 emails when she was Secretary of State, wiped their computer servers clean with Bleachbit, and then smashed their government-issued Blackberries. How’s that for proper record management?
Hypocrite Scott “Dorkin” is outraged that @seanhannity would tell people (in jest) to destroy evidence just like Crooked Hillary did while under subpoena…As memory serves, she made BleachBit a household name. pic.twitter.com/mz9YrozqhX
— Decrawford (@Decrawford1) June 8, 2018
Hillary destroys subpoenaed emails, BleachBit, uses private server, tarmac meeting, IRS targeting conservatives, Benghazi, blamed film maker imprisoned, Fast and furious, Iran ransome money…no special counsel, nothing done!
— Charles Johnson (@CWJohnson1) June 9, 2018
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) September 3, 2016
By the way, where are the presidential records of when Barack Obama agreed to give Iran — the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism — $400 million in pallets of cash in the dead of night?