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July 9, 2018

It's not just Scott Pruitt and Sarah Huckabee Sanders — members of President Trump's administration say they are being harassed as they go about their lives in Washington, D.C., where just 4 percent of their neighbors wanted them in the White House. "I would say it's burning people out," Trump's former communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told The Washington Post. "I just think there's so much meanness, it's causing some level of, 'What do I need this for?'"

Pushback ranges from protests outside staffer's houses to profanities shouted on the street:

One night, after [senior policy adviser Stephen] Miller ordered $80 of takeout sushi from a restaurant near his apartment, a bartender followed him into the street and shouted, "Stephen!" When Miller turned around, the bartender raised both middle fingers and cursed at him, according to an account Miller has shared with White House colleagues.

Outraged, Miller threw the sushi away, he later told his colleagues. [The Washington Post]

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who frequently appears on TV to defend the president's policies, is also an easy target, whether she's at the grocery store or a baseball game — although being Kellyanne Conway, she always has a retort:

When a stranger at a Baltimore Orioles game took her photo and mumbled that she was famous "for all the wrong reasons," Conway said she walked over to him.

"I'm fluent in ignoramus," she said. "What did you say?"

Then she took her own photo of him and announced that she was adding it to her "collection of underachieving men." [The Washington Post]

Read more about what it's like to be a Trump ally in the nation's capital at The Washington Post. Jeva Lange

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