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Emails: DNC Created Fake Craigslist Job Post Smearing Trump Organization

Democratic National Committee emails released by WikiLeaks reveal a DNC plot to create a fake Craigslist post advertising a nightmarish-sounding job working for one of Donald Trump’s organizations.

The post appears intended to portray Trump as a misogynist who sexually harasses his female employees.

DNC staffer Christina Freundlich sent an email on May 18 to DNC press secretary Mark Paustenbach and communications director Luis Miranda seeking approval for the fake post.

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Job requirements included “No gaining weight” and a willingness to endure “public humiliation and open-press workouts.”

“Mark and Luis – digital created a fake craigslist jobs post for women who want to apply to jobs one of Trump’s organizations. This will be a microsite and we still need to send it to Perkins. Since we will be pitching this, need your approval please,” Freundlich wrote.

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The title of the position was listed as “Honey Bunch (that’s what the boss will call you).”

The “job requirements” for the fake position included: “No gaining weight on the job,” “Must be open to public humiliation and open-press workouts if you do gain weight on the job,” and “Should be proficient in lying about age if the boss thinks you’re too old.”

In the “About us” section of the post read: “We’re proud to maintain a ‘fun’ and ‘friendly’ work environment, where the boss is always available to meet with his employees. Like it or not, he may greet you with a kiss on the lips or grope you under the meeting table.” Potential applicants were instructed to email [email protected] with a resume, cover letter and headshot.

Miranda gave the green light on the post, writing back: “As long as all the offensive shit is verbatim I’m fine with it.”

It’s unclear if the campaign intended to actually put the post on Craigslist or would just release it on the campaign website.

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