Trump’s Surgeon General Couldn’t Find A Job After Leaving The White House

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America’s top doctor under former President Donald Trump said he has struggled to find a job after leaving the White House.

Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams told The Washington Post that university officials have rejected him because they are afraid of how left-leaning students on campus would react. (RELATED: Why An Accomplished Researcher Turned His Back On Academia)

Corporations also felt he was too “tainted to employ,” according to The Washington Post.

“People still are afraid to touch anything that is associated with Trump,” Adams, 48, told The Washington Post. Adams also quickly added that he is “not complaining.”

Trump is “a force that really does take the air out of the room,” Adams said. “The Trump hangover is still impacting me in significant ways.”

Adams’ wife, Lacey, was recently diagnosed with a third recurrence of melanoma. While they want to spread a message about skin-cancer prevention, the stigma of working for Trump remains, even though none of them are supporting his 2024 presidential campaign. Adams said Trump’s 2024 campaign “will make things more difficult for me.”

Compared to other Surgeon Generals, Lacy feels it has been harder for her husband to land a job due to what she calls the “Trump Effect.” They worried about how they would provide for their three children, especially since Lacey doesn’t work.