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Last week at the start of Amy Klobucher's presidential post, HuffPost and BuzzFeed published stories in which several anonymous former officials confirmed widespread rumors that the Minnesota Senator was unusually "cruel" and "humiliating" to her staff. Both media have drawn a picture of what BuzzFeed describes as a "workplace controlled by fear, anger and shame" and what HuffPost calls "outbursts of cruelty that make it difficult for her office to work."
None of the publications revealed much in terms of specific claims. HuffPost has announced that Klobuckar has ordered his employees to make personal orders, such as "making personal appointments, washing dishes at home or taking a dry cleaning." The site also reports that the former Senate minority leader Harry Reed personally "alerted" Klobuckar to How he treated her staff and asked her to change her way of working.
One particularly dramatic rumor about Klobuchar is the story that she once had an employee shaved her feet for her. While no reporter has publicly confirmed this story (Slate is also gone), we have confirmed that the alleged incident is an inspiration for a joke in an HBO series episode Veep .
On Monday, showperner David Mandel published a clip on stage, nodding in response to the latest review in the mainstream of rumors: