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Trump Staffers Face Blacklist Threat From Republicans

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016 11:44 AM

Some of Donald Trump's aides, advisors, and vendors have been told that if they work for the real estate billionaire they won't be allowed to work for other Republicans in Washington, reports Politico.

The Republican establishment appears to be making one final attempt to target the GOP presidential front-runner.

The conservative firm Targeted Victory has been questioned about its work processing online payments for the Trump campaign. Americans for Prosperity, a Koch brothers-backed firm, turned down working for Trump because, one staffer said, there was concern about "what that would do to their reputation in professional circles."

Corporate consultant Juleanna Glover tells Politico, "In the world Fortune 100 companies, their careers would be severely curtailed."

"I would never hire or want to work with somebody who tried to help Trump," said anti-Trump super PAC runner Katie Packer, reports Politico. "There are a lot of people who share my view."

"I don't know that he's hired people who had much of a future in the Republican Party anyway," Packer added.

Trump's campaign has had difficulty in attracting workers due to the blacklisting effect, according to Politico. The campaign hired political newcomers and advisers with anti-establishment credos.

If Trump wins in New York, or eventually claims the presidential nomination, the tide might turn because of the money Trump would then be able to steer their way.

"That's how these consultants make a living," said Fred Malek, a longtime GOP fundraiser.

A Trump loss could affect his workers in the long term. Republicans, for example, blamed Ross Perot for George H.W. Bush's loss in 1992, and there is "still hostility," according to Frank Luntz, who worked on Perot's campaign.

One anti-Trump consultant downplayed the idea of a blacklist, notes Politico, saying that "nobody ever really faces consequences" in the political realm and "people have pretty short memories."

Amanda Carpenter, writing for the Conservative Review, posted a list of officials and private citizens who support Trump.

"Call it a boycott, call it a blackball, call it a blacklist," Carpenter wrote. "I'm done with these folks and other conservatives should be, too."

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